Polyurethane protects wood projects such as furniture, crafts and trim. Protective clear coat and sealer provides a scratch resistant surface on interior wood.
Expert wood finishing quality since 1958 for the professional, DIY fixer upper, furniture maker or home restoration project.
Available in Water-Base, Oil-Base and Triple Thick Polyurethane with Satin, Gloss and Semi-Gloss sheens for custom project needs.
Create unique décor and gifts
Seal and protect wood from moisture
Use polyurethane for protecting tables, chairs, cabinets and furniture
Products like Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane make wood stain projects fast
Water-based poly features low odor and easy soap and water clean up.
Crystal clear, non-yellow finish offers protective coating over indoor surfaces including tables, shelves and more.
Oil-based polyurethane creates a warm amber glow that deepens over time. Golden tone highlights wood grain.
Durable poly sealer offers superior scratch and stain resistance for delicate furniture and stained wood.
Triple thick poly top coat protects 3X faster than traditional polyurethane. Advanced durability in one coat saves time.
Seal and protect surfaces with a premium, long lasting finish. Ultimate protection for stained or natural wood.
Yes you can. I apply it two days after staining. Stain dries very quickly if applied properly. Even though the poly is self leveling it’s going to darken the area and you will notice streaks and bumps when applied. Not sure if you will sand inbetween coats. Make sure you know how to apply it properly on such a large area. Make sure you use a high quality synthetic brush for the edges.
I’ve used this product for years and never had any yellowing. Most recent application was to seal over a custom driftwood stain I blended. 2 years and no yellowing.
Great question, Mike. Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is suitable for use on stained, painted, or bare wood surfaces only. It would not be able to adhere or dry well over epoxy. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
That's odd! To ensure the best results, you want to ensure that Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is applied to a dry surface in good, sound condition. If the stain is penetrating, you most likely need to wipe off excess stain to ensure proper drying. The surface can be sanded and recoated to help correct it, as long as the surface and stain is in good, sound condition. Please keep in mind, this is not a floor-grade polyurethane and we do not recommend it for use on walking surfaces. It will not hold up to direct foot traffic and start to crack and peel. Instead, we recommend a Rust-Oleum Varathane Floor Finish for walking surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/s/varathane%2520floor?NCNI-5 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Happy to help, Kit! To ensure full durability and the best results, we do not recommend thinning Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Glad to lend a hand, Kristin. As long as the coating currently on there is allowed to fully dry and is lightly sanded to promote adhesion, you can apply Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane on top. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
Happy to talk through this, Mase. We actually do not recommend the Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane for a surface that will be exposed directly to food contact. This product is not rated for this type of application and is generally used for interior applications such as desks, chairs, etc. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1
Thank you for reaching out, Max! Due to how thick Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is, we do not recommend spraying the product and we do not recommend thinning it. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Not sure what you mean. I have refinished part of my cabinets and I put it on as soon as the stain was dry.
I tried that. It works best with a brush because of the thickness of the product.