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1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry, durable formula covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
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Beautifies With Scratch and Stain Resistant Finish

Beautifies With Scratch and Stain Resistant Finish

Polyurethane protects wood projects such as furniture, crafts and trim. Protective clear coat and sealer provides a scratch resistant surface on interior wood.

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Creating flawless finishes for over 60 years

Expert wood finishing quality since 1958 for the professional, DIY fixer upper, furniture maker or home restoration project.

Triple Thick Formula for One Coat Coverage

Triple Thick Formula for One Coat Coverage

Available in Water-Base, Oil-Base and Triple Thick Polyurethane with Satin, Gloss and Semi-Gloss sheens for custom project needs.

Craft Sealer

Craft Sealer

Create unique décor and gifts

Protect Items from Moisture

Protect Items from Moisture

Seal and protect wood from moisture

Topcoat Tables and Furniture

Topcoat Tables and Furniture

Use polyurethane for protecting tables, chairs, cabinets and furniture

Apply Polyurethane to Wood

Apply Polyurethane to Wood

Products like Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane make wood stain projects fast

Interior Ceramic Tile Floor

Available in Matte, Gloss, Satin and Semi-Gloss

Water-based poly features low odor and easy soap and water clean up.

Water Based Poly Headboard

Varathane Ultimate Water-Based Polyurethane

Crystal clear, non-yellow finish offers protective coating over indoor surfaces including tables, shelves and more.

Oil Based Polyurethane Based Can

Available in Matte, Gloss, Satin and Semi-Gloss

Oil-based polyurethane creates a warm amber glow that deepens over time. Golden tone highlights wood grain.

Oil Based Poly Table and Bench

Varathane Ultimate Oil-Based Polyurethane

Durable poly sealer offers superior scratch and stain resistance for delicate furniture and stained wood.

Triple Thick Polyurethane Can

Available in Matte, Gloss, Satin and Semi-Gloss

Triple thick poly top coat protects 3X faster than traditional polyurethane. Advanced durability in one coat saves time.

Triple Thick Poly

Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane

Seal and protect surfaces with a premium, long lasting finish. Ultimate protection for stained or natural wood.

Varathane 1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane is specially formulated to let wood's natural beauty shine through. High clarity protective coating for indoor wood projects provides a crystal clear finish. Premium polyurethane retains the same clear finish as the day it was applied and will not yellow with time.
  • Ideal for protecting interior wood finishing projects and applications including furniture, doors, cabinets and trim
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft., apply at least 3 coats on surfaces
  • Matte sheen adds a flat, non-reflective look to surfaces in a hard crystal-clear finish
  • Long lasting, durable formula provides abrasion and scratch resistance on surfaces
  • Low odor, water-based formula features outstanding stain resistance for interior wood projects and does not require sanding between coats
  • Dries to touch in 2 hours
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  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Q:1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane Will the matte finish yellow over time?
by|Sep 18, 2022
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A:  Hasn't yet.

by|Sep 23, 2022

    A:  Thanks for reaching out, Cindy. Varathane Water Based Interior Polyurethane will not yellow when applied to indoor surfaces that are not exposed to UV rays (sunlight). - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

    by|Sep 19, 2022
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      Q:Can this be used over chalk paint to seal the paint?
      by|Aug 24, 2022
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      A:  Thanks for reaching out, Corbett. Varathane Water Based Polyurethane can be applied over Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Chalked Paint. Always test in an inconspicuous area first, to ensure favorable results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

      by|Aug 24, 2022

        A:  Yes, this can be used to seal chalk paint. My rule of thumb is 2-3 coats, depending on the piece of furniture. 

        by|Aug 25, 2022
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          Q:Is it waterproof? Water does not make a ring on it?
          by|Aug 2, 2022
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          A:  Happy to clear things up! While Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane is not considered a waterproofing finish, it does provide water resistance. To help ensure the longevity of the coating, we recommend allowing it to fully cure before exposing it to water, and using coasters and trivets whenever possible. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

          by|Aug 3, 2022
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            Q:I see only clear (matt) and gloss finish. Can a quart of clean and gloss be mixed to get semi gloss effect?
            by|Apr 6, 2022
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            A:  Thanks for reaching out. Different sheens of Varathane Water Base Interior Polyurethane cannot be mixed together to create a different sheen. Each sheen (Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Stain & Matte) formula incudes specific ingredients to achieve those specific sheens. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

            by|Apr 6, 2022
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              Perfection
              I sanded and stained a wine barrel lid. I didn’t want shiny, glossy, or even a hint of satin but I did need to protect it from water marks. This was going to be a table top on a pool house. This made the wood look so natural and raw. No sheen whatsoever. It dries fast and had practically no odor. Love this stuff!!!!
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                Great stuff keeps wood looking natural love it.
                Great stuff keeps wood looking natural love it.
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                Beautiful strong matte finish! Maintains super smooth touch after drying. I will use this product...
                Beautiful strong matte finish! Maintains super smooth touch after drying. I will use this product for many more projects in the future!
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                At first I was a little set aside by the...
                At first I was a little set aside by the milky shade almost like the urethane was bad or had been frozen after it had dried it gave a tough finish that looked wonderful Just be careful not to use a foam brush and leave bubbles
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                went on very easily self leveling no brush strokes were left behind did not leave a shiny finish ...
                went on very easily self leveling no brush strokes were left behind did not leave a shiny finish which was the reason for the matte finish.
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                Did very well on by paint projects...
                Did very well on by paint projects
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                Great product that is easy to apply, obtain a very smooth finish, bring out the color in the wood...
                Great product that is easy to apply, obtain a very smooth finish, bring out the color in the wood, and proven durable. I build furniture on a regular basis and use this product, exclusively, for my final coats in most cases. In this case, I used the matte finish which is extremely easy to apply and get the desired results. The high gloss finish is requires more attention to preparing and cleaning (dust particles) from the surface before application but still much easier than other products I have used. Really superior...hope you find the same results. Cheers, BlueWaterSailor
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                I was a bit worried since it seemed very watery compared to what I was used to but it applied ext...
                I was a bit worried since it seemed very watery compared to what I was used to but it applied extremely well. It settled out very nicely making any brush stroke pretty much disappear. Other than raised grain I do not think we would have had to do much if any sanding between coats. Very nice product. Great end result for our simple desktop construction.
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                I needed a non-glossy finish for a project that I had given a weathered wood look to in order to ...
                I needed a non-glossy finish for a project that I had given a weathered wood look to in order to preserve the type of look I was going for in the final finish of the project. Varathane Ultimate did the trick. It was also fast-drying, which was a plus because I had a lot of surfaces to cover. So by the time I was finished covering the last surface, the first surface had already dried and was ready for another coat. That was a time saver because it helped me finish the project in half the time since I didn't have to wait for hours between coats. I would high recommend this product.
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                I love the matte look. It’s perfect for a table...
                I love the matte look. It’s perfect for a table I redid. I put 3 coats and sanded after the first coat but didn’t on the others. Turned out great.
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