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  • 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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Product Details

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 Satin Water-Based Interior Polyurethane (2-Pack) 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
  • Satin sheen adds a low luster 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can I use this over an oil based stain
by|Dec 3, 2022
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Q:Does it show brush marks when applied with a brush? Should I use a foam brush, paint brush, or get the spray can? I want the finish to be perfectly smooth. Thanks Chris
by|Nov 24, 2022
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A:  Happy to help, Chris! For best results using Varathane Water Based Polyurethane, apply using a good quality, synthetic bristle brush, foam brush, or applicator. Allow the finish to dry a minimum of 2 hours and then re-coat, a minimum of 2 coats are required. Re-coat only when previous coats have dried clear and feel hard (no longer tacky to touch). A powder should develop when lightly sanded. If any coat has dried more than 24 hours, lightly sand before re-coating to avoid brush marks. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

by|Nov 27, 2022

    A:  I used a quality Bob Ross 2" brush from my oil painting set and it didn't leave any brush marks.

    by|Dec 3, 2022
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      Q:can polyurthane be used with outdoor solid stains?
      by|Nov 20, 2022
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      A:  Thank you for reaching out, Robin. Rust-Oleum Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane Water-Based is not recommended for exterior applications. This product is formulated for use on vertical interior surfaces, like wood furniture, or trim. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

      by|Nov 21, 2022
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        Q:I have dining chairs with rattan backing which are beginning to splinter. What can I do to cover/smooth the splinters? Would layering this product help?
        by|Nov 20, 2022
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        A:  Thank you for reaching out, Jeannine. Rust-Oleum Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane Water Based is not recommended for application to rattan. This product will dry to a hard and rigid finish, and should not be applied to flexible surfaces. The movement of the substrate can cause the dried polyurethane to crack and delaminate. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

        by|Nov 21, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

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          gloss finish
          I needed a high gloss finish on a table I was repurposing. I knew I needed multiple coats. The water based Varathane worked well
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          NOT Scratch resistant, very soft
          I followed the instructions on the can to the letter. I applied three coats, with ample drying time (4 hours between coats). Then I applied 2 more coats, sanding before each. Then I let it dry for three days to cure before normal use. So far it has been soft to the touch, scratched by my fingernail and soft, blunt, plastic objects, and gouged by my cat. Very unhappy with this finish.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportSep 12, 2022
          Let's talk about this, Jamie! While Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane does fully dry after 3 days in ideal conditions, a complete cure can take up to 7 days. Once fully cured, the coating will have reached full hardness. We recommend avoiding scratching the surface before that point.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
            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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              Not good!
              Turned all the bits of grain on my project yellow. Totally destroyed my fireplace mantle
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 15, 2022
              We need to know more to get to the bottom of this, Tyler. Varathane Water Based Polyurethane dries to a crystal clear finish when applied as directed on the label. Give us a call at 800-901-0411, so we can hear more about your application and try to make things right.
              - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6 Rustoleum
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              Best Water Based Poly!
              Great product! Goes on very smooth, dries fast! Nice clear finish that doesn't detract from the natural look and feel of the wood. Only downside is that I can't seem to find it in a gallon sized can!
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              Do not use over paint or over white surface
              This has turned my white painted floor yellow since first painted July 2021. It wasn't too bad because the bright white became a cream with the poly added. But overtime it has turned yellow with obvious large patches of yellowing where it settled-NOT self leveling over wood. Luckily the bathroom is small. But I will need to sand this off and repaint.
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 19, 2022
              That is not what we like to hear! While our Varathane Ultimate Water-Based Polyurethane should not be applied to floors, it should not yellow unless applied too heavily, or exposed to sunlight. If the polyurethane is allowed to pool in uneven sections of the flooring, these thicker areas may yellow. For the best results, apply multiple thin, even coats. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
                Soft and Scratches Easily
                Feels like soft plastic, and scratches very easily. Gently rubbing a fingernail on it to test the surface hardness, and it scrapes right off without much effort. Other objects resting on the table left deep marks. Very disappointed.
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                  Poly as it should be
                  Coated a piece on 24"x24" Ash 6 times with a paint brush. Sanding between every 2 coats. It did well. I would use again on small projects.
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                  Did a good job on tables, nightstands, and vanity
                  I had a bunch of maple furniture that needed refinished and we really like the way this Varathane Poly gave us a fresh clean surface. We sanded with 220 to get the surface smooth first. I applied with a good brush and even wetting the brush before starting we did get some slight tiny bubbles while brushing. I suspect that is a user issue as I don't do much painting.
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                  So easy to use
                  I was leery of trying this after reading reviews of water-based varnishes. So far, I'm glad I did. While it's too soon to gauge the long-term quality and yellowing of it, the application and appearance are beyond 5 stars. Yes, you can sand it after only 2 hours without it balling up and loading up your sandpaper. I refinished our oak dining table with this, applying with a paint pad for the main surface. It appears milky white when first applied, but dries clear.
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