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1 qt. Matte Soft Touch Polyurethane (2-Pack)

  • Durable poly with a soft, smooth finish for wood projects
  • Matte top coat finish resists fingerprints and smudges
  • Easy to use clear finish with soap and water clean up
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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 Soft Touch Polyurethane is the most durable finish for protecting wood surfaces. Easily covers bare and stained wood surfaces. Easy to use formula.
  • Fast drying formula allows additional coats to be applied after just 2 hours
  • Coverage up to 40 sq. ft. for 1/2 pt. and 150 sq. ft. for quarts
  • Matte sheen adds a flat, non-reflective finish to the wood's surface
  • Water-based formula delivers maximum performance
  • Outperforms traditional oil-based polyurethanes
  • Resists stains and scratches
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
150

Details

Application Method
Brush
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Stain,Waterproofer/Sealer
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
2
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

64Questions44Answers

When are you going to get this back in stock? This is the only product that works the best for my...

Asked by Lars May 27, 2021
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Answer

We hate to disappoint, Lars, but Rust-Oleum Varathane Soft Touch Polyurethane has been discontinued. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

can this be used over painted wood - is it scuff protection

Asked by maddog September 5, 2020
3
Answers

Yes! I’ve used this over painted wood many, many times with great success. Not only does it have the perfect sheen and softest feel, it gives fantastic protection. Once applied, use the piece lightly for the first 30 days so that it can fully cure. After that, it’s very hard and scuff protective. It seems to harden even more as more time goes by. This topcoat has never let me down. I typically apply 3 thin coats with a Detailers Choice Applicator Sponge- found here at HD in the automotive detailing department. That’s the fastest and easiest way ever to apply a topcoat that’s flash and streak- free.

I see this product is out of stock for many days now...is it discontinued? if not, when do you ex...

Asked by Amira May 28, 2020
2
Answers

Hi Amira, our Varathane Soft Touch Polyurethane is now going to be our Varathane Ultimate Water-Based Matte Polyurethane: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Matte-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-262074/305587650 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Can this be applied with a HVLP spray gun?

Asked by Patrick March 31, 2020
6
Answers

It's thin enough so I think you can. I have only brushed it on but am in the process of building bedroom suit and plan to try spraying this finish.

Can this be tinted

Asked by Benboy January 28, 2020
5
Answers

The better question is Why?Not sure what you’re hoping to accomplish here with this product if you think you’re putting this any more than a few mils thick you’re mistaken.Also it is waterbase so whatever you’re Tinting it With will also have to be water base.I think what you’re looking for is an Epoxy based finish.

Would this darken pine wine boxes to make them aged?

Asked by Rob October 12, 2019
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Answers

No, this is a clear matte finish. If you put a little water on a rag and rub it on your piece it will show what this finish will look like. You need to stain wood to darken it/ make it look aged. Then use finish to seal and protect it.

The product information states no sanding between coats?

Asked by Jay August 26, 2019
5
Answers

I have used this product to seal bead board walls and ceilings, refinished kitchen cabinets, and caulk painted furniture. To put it in better perspective, a large portion of my house has bead board walls and ceilings, and most of my furniture is chalk painted. So I have used this product on something, if not everything, in virtually every room of my house. The only time I had to do any sanding between coats was when I got tired and a little sloppy with how I applied it. It is a great product. I swear by it! It has the slightest bit of shine, but extremely minimal. Less shiny than other products that claim to be matte.

Does it waterproof a table and protect from rings?

Asked by Honey June 28, 2019
5
Answers

Largely yes, but if you ignore coasters for long enough rings will appear eventually.

Can I use acrylic paint on top of this sealer?

Asked by KL April 20, 2019
5
Answers

One may, but that would be silly. One shouldn't.

Is this suitable for floors?

Asked by outty3 January 12, 2019
5
Answers

No, this product is not recommended for outdoor surfaces or floors.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 98 reviews
  • 83% recommend this product
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Kept my cabinets looking velvety!
I used this over the weathered wood accelerator in order to attempt to keep it looking velvety and not shiny. It did exactly what I wanted with next to no color change (maybe made it a TAD darker but in a good way). Has held up on our heavily used kitchen cabinets. No scratches, no fingerprints, no bubbles, no yellowing. 100% awesome. My ONLY complaint is that I used to be able to find it easily in store, summer of 2017 and now none of the Home Depots carry them in store anymore so I don't know what's up with that. It's irritating though.
by Mayhaps
Water based product achieved the look my customer was looking for. The finish really is print res...
Water based product achieved the look my customer was looking for. The finish really is print resistant. Love this feature. It was easy to use and easy to clean up.
by fur177
2 people found this helpful
I used this on the posts of a bed
I used this on Ash posts on a bed made in my shop. The product goes on smoothly using a bristle brush. If the surface is smooth to begin with the finish is smooth when dry and it dries quickly. I was able to complete this piece with three coats and there's a lot of product left. The can comes with tabs to keep it tightly closed which may be for shipping but they are easy to reuse. A picture is worth a thousand words.
by Wayne
This is a very good product - though I still miss the Rust-Oleum brand matte poly that this Varat...
This is a very good product - though I still miss the Rust-Oleum brand matte poly that this Varathane replaces. It seems to dry with more of a sheen than what I am used to or would prefer but it still outperforms many of the other matte polys that I've tried. I own a small online home decor business and use both the Varathane matte and the satin poly finishes exclusively on my reclaimed wood artwork and home decor items. I find them both to be excellent sealers that do not leave fingerprints behind. In addition, even though I wish Home Depot would carry this product in stock I have found that ordering it on-line and picking it up for free in the store is very easy to do and often just as quick.
by Cat
3 people found this helpful
Excellent product!
I used this poly on a black, high gloss, antique credenza. After distressing it, I wanted a matte finish, and that is exactly what I got. Even the areas that I did not sand completely came out in a true matte. It looks like I refinished the piece with expensive and time consuming chalk paint and wax.
by Jackson
7 people found this helpful
Matte finish on TV console
A good product for a special need. The matte finish worked well for my customer's needs.
by TomG
Perfect Topcoat
Varathane polyurethane is the perfect final step in topcoating and protecting. I used it on a wood medicine cabinet that was beginning to show deterioration with a lot of dry spots on the finish. After two coats, the appearance is dramatically improved and it looks so much better conditioned. It works really well at protecting other indoor projects including faux finishing, stenciling and decoupaging. Several of my decoupage projects were finished with Varathane's matte sheen polyurethane and I loved how it protects without taking away from the antiquing effect of the faux finishes. It's water based formula makes super easy clean up.
by LadyBug
5 people found this helpful
This found a permanent place in my finishing arsenal
I am an expert wood finisher and have written many blogs on the subject. In my spare time I make furniture and other wood items. I have about 25 different types of finishes at my disposal because there really is no one-size-fits-all wood finish. Waterborne finishes have been growing in popularity lately and the professional grade stuff (post catalyzed polyurethanes and water white Lacquers) are on par with their solvent based brethren. The consumer level stuff however, still has flaws I do not like. This product is more pro grade. One thing I am not at all a fan of with waterborne finishes is the color tone. An easy comparison would be comparing a full spectrum photo grade lightbulb to an LED. the LED light is white to the point of being blue. Most consumer level waterborne finishes suffer from this too. There is a notable bluish tinge. This product did not do that. In addition getting a high quality Matte finish out of a can is difficult. There is always some level of gloss that needs to be knocked back; or there is a noticeable film built that refracts light in the corners letting you know it's there. Again this did not do either. I did use 4 coats to provide the desired protection so there was a considerable build, but not a noticeable one. This product did not alter the woods appearance any more than water would. It looks completely natural and untreated although the wood is sufficiently protected. Now before you run out and replace all your oil based finishes, there are a few things you should know. I see a lot of waterborne finishes getting negative reviews for what I am about to mention - but this is the nature of the product. 1. This will raise the grain upon initial application. The can says sanding between coats isn't required; but it is at least until the wood is sealed off 2. you HAVE to use a high quality synthetic bristle brush. A cheap brush or a foam brush will not do well. This finish dries fast and will actually dry on your brush if you do not use one that is capable of proper flow control. You will be dragging dried finish around your piece creating runs and sags. 3. This will not highlight or accentuate figured species. This will leave the wood grain fairly flat and natural looking. That is the goal of this finish. If you have figured wood or you want a rich tone, either use an oil based finish, an oil modified waterborne acrylic, or apply a washcoat of dewaxed blonde or amber shellac before applying this finish. In the attached picture you can see the difference this finish makes. This is a piece of walnut sanded to 220 grit. One side is finished with a natural Danish oil - which also is very Matte in appearance. The other is finished with this. As you can see the Varathane side looks like there was never anything applied. Also the tactile feel of this finish is amazing. Nothing plasticy about it. If you are into the natural look, this is your stuff.
by joelav22
65 people found this helpful
Only product that works!
I have used this twin pack for years on my painted and stained refinished furniture. Now, have not been able to get it as it is never in stock. I have signed up for notification when it's back in stock over year ago. This is the only one that is truly a matte finish. The other you have that says it is matte is way too shiny. I bought several two packs of that and had to return it to my store as it looked like gloss on my furniture. Please get this product back in stock.
by Lars
Protects but doesn’t change the finish like others. Great for milk or chalk...
Protects but doesn’t change the finish like others. Great for milk or chalky finishes!
by Jason
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