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1 qt. Clear Satin Water-Based Outdoor Spar Urethane (2-Pack)

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for exterior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry poly does not yellow over time, covers up to 87 sq. ft.
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Product Overview

Designed for maximum UV protection, this 1 qt. Clear Satin Water-Based Outdoor Spar Urethane is the perfect addition to your outdoor project toolkit. This formula is self leveling and fishes with a smooth satin sheen. Easily cleans with soap and water.
  • Apply to any outdoor wood projects
  • Covers 87 sq. ft.
  • Satin sheen
  • Provides maximum UV protection to guard against sun damage
  • Water-based formula provides a warm, golden glow to enhance the wood's beauty
  • Dries to the touch in as little as 2 hours
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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TransparencyClearClearClearClear
Paint/Stain FeaturesUV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofUV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedOil BasedOil Based
Stain & Sealer In OneNoNoNoNo
Container Size1 Quart1 Quart1 Quart1 Quart
SheenSatinSemi-GlossSatinSatin
Surface LocationPatioPatioPatioPatio
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
87
Product Depth (in.)
9
Product Height (in.)
5.75
Product Width (in.)
4.88

Details

Application Method
Brush
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to the touch (hours)
1
Interior/Exterior
Exterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
90
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
55
Number per Package
2
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Wood Waterproof/Sealer
Product Weight (lb.)
5.3
Recommended Number of Coats
4
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Satin
Stain & Sealer In One
No
Substrate Condition
Finished Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Wood
Surface Location
Patio
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Clear
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Questions & Answers

63Questions20Answers

Can this product be applied over pre-primed 4x8 LP Smart siding?

Asked by GLG May 1, 2021
1
Answer

Happy to help! While Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane can be used over previously painted wood surfaces, we recommend applying an opaque paint over the primed surface before clear coating. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Redoing a indoor solid wood table that has sat outside for 6yrs. Sanded it down. can I just apply this to a bare top?

Asked by TableToppy April 20, 2021
3
Answers

Yes, but it is a good idea to read the manufacturers instructions: https://www.rustoleum.com/~/media/DigitalEncyclopedia/Documents/RustoleumUSA/TDS/English/CBG/Varathane/VAR-33_Varathane_Outdoor_Water_Based_Spar_Urethane_TDS.ashx

I want a satin finish but should I use clear for the first coats and then satin on the last?

Asked by Lexi August 22, 2020
2
Answers

I've never heard of this approach. I've had good success just using this. For exposed exterior use, I like to put down four to six coats.

Can this be used to exclusively seal over an oil stained and acrylic and/or chalk painted wood sign?

Asked by Parkerjc332 August 18, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for reaching out! Yes, our Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane may be used over fully dry water or oil-based stains and paint. Some paints may take 7 days to fully cure, and this will depend on the drying conditions, as well as the thickness of the paint. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Is this product approved for use on latex outdoor paint?

Asked by SA July 25, 2020
2
Answers

We like how you think! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Spar Urethane can be used on bare, painted, or stained wood surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Can this product be used for interior purposes? I want to use it on my window casings because the...

Asked by Benjamin July 23, 2020
2
Answers

Hi Benjamin, that's an excellent question! Our Varathane Spar Urethane may be applied around windows on the frames, casings, and trim to protect the surface from UV damage. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Can this be used to seal tempered hardboard that will be exposed to outside weather? Will it caus...

Asked by Cody June 22, 2020
1
Answer

We appreciate your interest, Cody! While Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane can be used on wood surfaces, we recommend testing on hardboard and ensuring the surface is sanded as directed. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Will this turn a water-based white paint yellow?

Asked by Smith13 June 18, 2020
3
Answers

No, it is clear. The White paint should be dry before applying the Varathane. "Satin" means it is semi-gloss. The Varathane is clear and relatively non-yellowing. The selected white paint should also be non-yellowing.

Can this be used on a concrete patio?

Asked by patio May 26, 2020
2
Answers

Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane is intended for use on exterior wood surfaces only and not recommend for use on surfaces that will receive foot traffic. Instead, we recommend Rust-Oleum Seal Krete Clear-Seal Concrete Protective Sealer for exterior concrete surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Seal-Krete-1-gal-Gloss-Clear-Seal-Concrete-Protective-Sealer-606001/203002730 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can this be used over oil based stain? I stained my raised garden bed and now want to seal it.

Asked by msgayl May 22, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for reaching out! Our Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane may be used over water or oil-based wood stains that have completely dried. If using a different brand stain, we recommend allowing the stain to cure for 1 week, then test in an inconspicuous area to ensure compatibility. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

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Customer Reviews

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  • 74% recommend this product
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Excellent product. I use this on almost everything I create. Can be sprayed right out if the can ...
Excellent product. I use this on almost everything I create. Can be sprayed right out if the can with excellent results.
by TomS
I needed an outdoor urethane to protect birdhouses that I make. Oil based urethane yellowed on li...
I needed an outdoor urethane to protect birdhouses that I make. Oil based urethane yellowed on light colors. This product worked perfectly. While it is a milky white color when applied, it dried completely clear.
by Woodworker
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Loved it
This worked very well for my urethane needs. Awesome!
by Artist
Foaming issues
The further you get into the can, the more it foams. Yes I have stirred, yes I have poured it into a different container per project. The foaming and bubbles leave white residue on your edges and corners no matter what you try. I do not recommend this for dark projects.
by Kay
Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 23, 2021
Hmm, that doesn't sound right, Kay, and we'd like to talk further with you. Please have the can of the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane handy and reach us at (800) 901-0411 to discuss. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1 Rustoleum
Fast drying no oder and sprays excellent...
Fast drying no oder and sprays excellent
by HomeDepotCustomer
It has been too cold to use so I am...
It has been too cold to use so I am not certain how good it is going to be
by BARBARA
Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 17, 2020
Thank you for reaching out, Barbara! We hope Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane meets the needs for your future project!
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
Excellent product for complex, painted surfaces. I did a lot of research to find a urethane to pr...
Excellent product for complex, painted surfaces. I did a lot of research to find a urethane to protect two decorative pieces that cover drainage spouts on our rebuilt brick front porch. The pieces are molded polyurethane, which I spray painted with two different colors to reproduce a limestone effect. Oil-based exterior spray paint would not be enough to protect them from strong direct sun and winter snow and rain. And preserving the color of the "limestone" was important to me. I did not want what I applied to change the color or be a hassle with drips, uneven coverage, etc. This product did everything I wanted it to and the pieces (which have a lot of nooks and crannies) look great. Before applying it, I called the technical advice line that Varathane offers, and confirmed with a very knowledgeable customer service technician that putting this water-based product on top of cured oil-based paint would give me the result I wanted. Appreciated that resource, since I am not a chemist!
by RenoArtist
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good product. Good coverage. Only drawback was having to put...
Good product. Good coverage. Only drawback was having to put on three coats (per instructions).
by JOHN
I bought this item because I knew it would work...
I bought this item because I knew it would work for the project I had. It was put in a paint sprayer to water proof our Fourth of July firecrackers holiday display. Easy to accomplish, I waited too long to purchase a paint sprayer, and this one is excellent for the job we needed it for. You will not be disappointed.
by PHILIP
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