Varathane 1 qt. American Walnut Stain and Polyurethane are a fast and simple solution that allows you to stain and protect wood in just one step. Use to highlight wood's beauty on furniture, cabinets and more. Superior scratch resistance.
Perfect for interior wood finishing projects like furniture, trim, cabinets, doors and paneling
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
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out of 12 reviews
67% recommend this product
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Mar 23, 2018
This stuff is the best "all in one" ever!!!! I LOVE that there is virtually no odor, it glides o...
This stuff is the best "all in one" ever!!!! I LOVE that there is virtually no odor, it glides on smooth and is very forgiving with drips. I sanded and then used this product in my garage on 28 chairs and I am now just finishing my first can! Can't say enough great things about this product, a real time saver and beautiful finish...my chairs look like new.
1 person found this helpful
Jan 24, 2017
Great product! Used this for my first staining project. It was easy as it has stain and a top p...
Great product! Used this for my first staining project. It was easy as it has stain and a top protective coat included. My piece was made out of poplar so I used a conditioner before staining to help it keep a more uniform look. I think it turned out great! Color was rich and process easy!
3 people found this helpful
Dec 25, 2016
I want to show a picture of my China Cabinet before and after because I was so impressed by this ...
I want to show a picture of my China Cabinet before and after because I was so impressed by this product that I also used it on an old end table and it looks so good, looks brand new and shiny. My cabinet was Blonde and I turned it Walnut after only 3 coats. It is an amazing easy to use product and no sanding is required at all.
2 people found this helpful
Feb 6, 2019
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Sep 30, 2018
Unfortunately, we tried to stain brand new door. It came...
Unfortunately, we tried to stain brand new door. It came out looking so uneven. In fact so terrible we sanded down and have to paint it tomorrow.
Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 1, 2018
Oh no! We do not like to hear about the trouble you're experiencing with the Varathane Stain + Polyurethane, JP. Keep in mind that stain will absorb differently depending on the porosity of the wood. What will often help with that is the use of a wood conditioner such as Varathane Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to help seal soft woods for even color and prevents blotchiness. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Wood-Conditioner-342087/305704375 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1
Aug 21, 2018
product easy to apply. No problem with purchase....
product easy to apply. No problem with purchase.
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 22, 2018
We are happy to hear that! We hope Rust-Oleum Varathane Stain and Polyurethane will continue to meet your expectations! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Jun 27, 2018
Completely satisfied with this product, my project looks great. Paul...
Completely satisfied with this product, my project looks great. Paul
Jun 20, 2018
Went on very easy, beautiful color. However, with the poly...
Went on very easy, beautiful color. However, with the poly already included I found it hard to not get brush marks visible with the poly shine. Dried super fast , had great color after 1 coat too, easy cleanup.
Jun 12, 2018
Easy to stain, just like paint ...
Easy to stain, just like paint
Apr 27, 2018
The Varathane1 qt. American Walnut Stain and Polyurethane recommended by the CSR in the paint dep...
The Varathane1 qt. American Walnut Stain and Polyurethane recommended by the CSR in the paint department--along with a high-quality brush did not perform as well as expected. The stain plus poly is a water soluble product. The smooth, fir plywood surface had been sanded and dusted before staining and I used my best stain application technique to progressively smooth the coating onto the surface. The air was dry and the temperature was 68 degrees with a gentle breeze across the covered area I chose to apply the stain. At first the stain and poly applied smoothly. Half way through the process the color within the stain began to clump causing a splotchy finish. No amount of touch-up would correct this problem. I had no choice but to finish the entire surface and abort the job until the water-based poly has dried and I can resand the wood's surface and try again with a stain and coating that is oil based. I can't recommend this product if you desire a fine-wood look to your finished surface.
Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 30, 2018
That's not what we like to hear! To ensure the best results with Rust-Oleum Varathane Stain and Polyurethane, we recommend applying with a synthetic bristle brush and applying a thing coat until a uniform film has been achieved. Please keep in mind that it is essential to thoroughly mix the can before use, and as well as often during application to ensure an even color. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3