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1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane

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  • 3X thicker than traditional polyurethane to finish in one coat
  • Excellent scratch and stain protection on interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, water based poly covers up to 50 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.

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Protect Items from Moisture

Protect Items from Moisture

Seal and protect wood from moisture

Topcoat Tables and Furniture

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Apply Polyurethane to Wood

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

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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.

About This Product

Varathane 1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane is 3X thicker than traditional polyurethane. Its advanced water-based, self-leveling formula allows wood projects to be completed with just one coat. It provides a durable finish with exceptional scratch and stain resistance on bare and stained wood.

Highlights

  • Protects from scratches and stains on interior wood surfaces including furniture, doors, trim and more
  • Only 1-coat necessary, covers up to 50 sq. ft.
  • Satin finish offers a soft, low-sheen look
  • Ultimate durability provides long lasting protection for stained or bare wood surfaces
  • 3xs thicker formula allows for quick project completion
  • Premium water-based formula dries to the touch in 2 hours
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Apply in direction of wood grain using a high-quality synthetic brush with a smooth, uniform coat
  • Avoid overloading brush when applying, a very thick coat is not necessary product will naturally build a thick finish
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  • Product has a slight amber effect, if applying over light colored stains or paints, test in an inconspicuous area first.
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Product Information

Internet # 205443113

Model # 281543

Store SKU # 1000994420

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

50 sq ft

Details

Application

Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane

Application Method

Brush

Base Material

Water Based

Coating Product Category

Waterproofer/Sealer

Color Family

Clear

Dry to Touch (min.)

120 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Sealer

Product Form

Liquid

Returnable

90-Day

Sheen

Satin

Substrate Condition

Bare Wood, Finished Wood, Old/Reclaimed Wood, Stained Wood, Unfinished Wood

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

0

Transparency

Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

179Questions
caret
Q:Can I do a second coat if I didn’t get good coverage the first time? How long between coats
by|Apr 19, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  We're happy to help, Jules. Yes, Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane can be recoated 2 hours after applying the previous coat. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Apr 22, 2024
    caret
    Q:I have a ramp (plywood decking) for walking and wheelchair use; can I add sand or something to increase the non-slip quality of the finish surface? This ramp is inside a dry garage.
    by|Apr 13, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Happy to help! While Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane can be used on interior surfaces, this is not a floor-grade coating and is not recommend it for use on ramps for decking. The exposure to foot traffic will cause this coating to crack and peel. Instead, you can coat the ramp with a floor-grade coating and then topcoat with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Anti-Slip Spray. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-12-oz-AntiSlip-Spray-6-Pack-271455/204337098 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Apr 15, 2024
      caret
      Q:I just put in laminate floors they lock together, but not quite happy with them. Can you put polyurethane on top of those to make a better seal and the floor a much better shine?
      by|Mar 31, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  We're happy to clear things up, Dianne. While Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane provides a protective top coat for wooden surfaces it can not be applied to floors as the foot traffic will cause the finish to blister and peel. Instead, we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Floor Finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-2-Pack-230231/202057141 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

      by|Apr 1, 2024
        caret
        Q:I have a tabletop with scratches and dings into the wood. Will the self leveling aspect of this product fill those or should I sand the top down and get the scratches out before applying the 3x thick product?
        by|Mar 24, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  Great question, Susan! For the best finish, you will want to sand those areas smooth prior to applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Mar 25, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          3.7 out of 5

          • 3.7 out of 1,348 reviews
          • 55% recommend this product
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          Changes color with skin contact
          I used this product to finish a butcher block for a desk and where my arms contact the desk it turned black. Not just on my desk but on my significant other’s desk as well.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 5, 2024
          Oh no, this is never what we expect to hear. We need to know more to understand what may have gone wrong! Can you please give us a call at 800-901-0411, and we would be more than happy to assist you further?
          -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
            Pay attention, y’all can’t read!
            Listen, this is an outstanding coding. You need to follow the directions though! Humidity and temperature are giant important requirements for this to properly cure. And to that guy who sanded it and then said he was upset, but it was pure white after he sanded it? Pal you gotta put another coat on after you sand it, that’s the whole point. It’s an outstanding polyurethane product. It’s been around since the 1950’s for a good reason, it’s good!
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              • Recommended
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              Terrible
              Very disappointed with Home Depot. Sale rep, recommended. Bought the best brush , first of all it was all white looked like white glue . So put it on as fast and nice as possible and it showed every brush mark and could not go over or it made it worse . I will have to refinish the table again. Very disappointed !!
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 2, 2024
              Oh no, Susan, this is never what we expect to hear. We need to know more to understand what may have gone wrong! Can you please give us a call at 800-901-0411, and we would be more than happy to assist you further?
              -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
                PERFECT finish on pine coffee table
                Fact: I am a complete amateur. I sanded the paint off of my white pine coffee table top and wanted to protect the distressed/white washed surface with a satin finish. I bought the product and THEN read the horrible reviews… I was scared and almost returned the product. I decided to give it a try anyway and applied one coat with a synthetic brush and it is freaking GORGEOUS!! I am so happy with how it turned out!!! This is a great poly and I can’t recommend it enough.
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                  • Recommended
                  Just terrible results - Maybe I bought 'old' stock, but, there were small white dots in the can, that went onto my project. Secondly, the coverage was terrible, used 2/3 of a quart on a 30 inch x 6 foot butcher block counter top. Lastly, stroke marks like you wouldn't believe. Wish I could return this product, as I have to start over.
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                  Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 16, 2023
                  Hmm, something seems wrong here. We need to know more to understand what may have gone wrong! Can you please give us a call at 800-901-0411, and we would be happy to assist you further?
                  -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
                  • Verified Purchase
                  Horrible!!!
                  This stuff is HORRIBLE!!! Way, way, way too thick. Goes on so thick it’s white - even after drying for 3 days!!! And following the can directions, when it’s sanded it turns COMPLETELY white!!! My table is ruined so I have to sand it all down and start over!!!
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                  Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 16, 2023
                  Let's see if we can help! Since Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is a thicker coating, you want to apply in the direction of the wood grain with one, thick smooth uniform coat. Applying too thick of a coating can hinder the drying process, not allowing the coating to dry from white to clear.
                  -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
                    Used on new oak stair treads and risers. Was definitely thicker than the regular product. Very easy to work with and keep a wet edge. Dried to a nice satin finish. Two coats provided excellent build and it is a very hard, clear finish. Time will tell how it wears but confidence is high!
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                    • Verified Purchase
                    Does not dry clear
                    The clear did not dry clear, it actually dried somewhat white and milky and a result the floor did not match my existing floor. The stain matched the floor before I applied the clear finished. I would not recommend.
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                      Won’t work with one coat & shows brush
                      I used this on bare wood table. Thought I could just do one coat as it states (wrong) It says that it self levels (wrong) It would not even level out the brush marks. Had to re-sand and buy the regular polyurethane.
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                      Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 16, 2023
                      We appreciate you sharing your experinece! For the best finish, it is essential that Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is applied with a high quality synthetic bristle brush. You want to apply one thick coat in the direction of the wood grain and not overwork the product on the surface. Going over the area once it has started to dry or tack up will cause brush marks. If applying over a porous surface, if the product was applied thinner, a second coat will likely need to be applied. We do recommend lightly sanding the surface with 220 grit sandpaper prior to recoating to ensure a smooth finish.
                      - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                        My wife likes it
                        You get ok build in one coat and good with two. It dries faster than oil base and cleans up with water. Note that it is fundamentally different from oil-base urethane. It does not impart a "warm" tone and produces less figuring. If this is what you want, you'll probably like it. If not, you should try something else. The sample photo is a "White (pine) board" from HD.
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