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11.25 oz. Clear Satin Water-Based Interior Polyurethane Spray Paint

  • Easy to spray superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Durable top coat protects the surface with a crystal clear finish
  • Fast dry poly does not yellow over time, covers up to 25 sq. ft.
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Product Overview

Varathane 11.25 oz. Clear Satin Water-Based Interior Polyurethane Spray 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 25 sq. ft., apply at least 4 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 the touch in 30 minutes and recoat in 1 hour
  • Cleans easily 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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Container Size
11 Ounce


Application Method
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Coverage Area (sq. ft)
Dry to touch (min.)
Number of coats recommended
Number per Package
Paint Key Features
Dries Clear
Paint Product Form
Aerosol Spray
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Dries Clear
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Product Form
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers


Can this be used on a smooth finished concrete coffee table? No previous finish on the concrete. ...

Asked by Jim November 22, 2020

Happy to clear things up, Jim. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane is suitable for use on bare, painted, or stained wood surfaces only. It will not be able to adhere or dry over concrete. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Can I use this over latex finish on furniture? How long should I wait for the paint to cure befo...

Asked by SR August 25, 2020

Yes. Allow to dry at least 4 hours before adding another layer. Litely sand and dust between coats. More drying time may be needed if in a humid environment.

Is it food safe?

Asked by Cali July 18, 2020

Happy to clear things up, Cali. Rust-Oleum coatings, including Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane, are not intended for applications to surfaces in direct contact with food or beverages. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Will this dry clear?

Asked by Tls June 10, 2020

I used a brush to even it out and it dries clear so yes I would assume the yellow will fade.

Will this help protect against water splash damage if used on a freestanding bathroom cabinet near a sink?

Asked by TML January 31, 2020

This will help. Key Word .......Help. It really depends how much splash, what the cabinet is made of, If the cabinet is made entirely of wood it would be best if the cabinet is coated completely inside and completely outside.

I built a new stereo cabinet and painted it White (water based) and want to make the finish hard....

Asked by Kats67 December 9, 2019

It will project it and hold up against normal wear and tear

is this pet safe?

Asked by sarandon May 15, 2019

when wet, it would NOT be pet safe, after drying it would be safe, but only if pet DOES NOT attempt to ingest covered surface (licking, biting, etc)

Can this be used on laminate countertop that has lost it's shine?

Asked by DAVA February 20, 2019

can this product to use on a wall molding

I’m coating a hard maple table 40”x108”. I want to retain the light finish of the maple. I’ve t...

Asked by Bob August 27, 2018

Bob- did you end up trying this product? I find myself in the exact situation as you.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 189 reviews
  • 53% recommend this product
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Jusr Beautiful.
This water based polyurethane is simple beautiful, super easy to apply and I am just excited now we can get professional finishes on a can!!!! No expensive equipment or booths.The key is how well prepped your surface is and FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! Spray no closer than 12" and light mists on the 1st coats, start spraying outside the object move in a continuous line and finish or release the valve outside the object, Wait 40-50 min and repeat... look at the guitar I applied the satin finish...
by isra
Varathane Polyurethane on Red Oak stained with Light Walnut
I read several negative reviews about uneven or difficult application. The trick is in the technique, which I was careful with. 1) Hold the can 18" from the target, start the spray and then carefully move closer, while moving the can left-right or up-down gently to evenly spray. 2) Make several passes, waiting between each coat to dry. Don't soak the wood with one pass. Instead try to have light coats, even if some spots get little coverage. You can come back and do it again. 3) Don't spray too long (not more than 30 - 45 seconds at a time). Aerosol cans get cold when the pressure drops (laws of physics) and that causes the air pressure to further drop and the can sputters large droplets. Wait between applications for the can to warm up again, then spray for 30 seconds. 4) The last 1/5 of the can will not have enough pressure to produce a fine aerosol. Use that for areas that are not visible, so uneven application won't be visible. I used the last 1/4 of the can for the bottom of the shelves of the rack I built that would not be visible. The spray can costs more, therefore I rated it lower in value, but certainly did a good job on my workpiece.
by ArmHammer
10 people found this helpful
Varathane h2o based Poly Spray-Gloss
If you paint anything white this is not the one. It will turn light yellow. For white color - pricey Enduro is the one which you will not find at HD. For ultimate can spray nozzle mechanism go with superior MINIWAX which you will not find at HD.
by KSisnot4me
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 14, 2020
We understand your frustration, Benny. For the best results with Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane Spray, make sure to not over apply the product. Apply light mist coats, holding can 10 to 12 inches from the surface and spray with a smooth sweeping motion to avoid runs and sags. Several light coats provides for a better finish than one heavy coat. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
Dries fast but very granular as the spray spits droplets no matter how well agitated. The spray ...
Dries fast but very granular as the spray spits droplets no matter how well agitated. The spray nozzle is not adjustable and does not come out very evenly. Applied 4 coats on clear dry cherry with #220 sanding between coats but still very thin and bumpy. Going to try the oil based version for the final coat.
by Dave
Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 15, 2019
That's not what we expect, Dave! For the best results, we recommend applying several light coats of Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane Spray. When possible, we recommend applying to a vertical surfaces, so that larger drops fall to the ground and not on the surface.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
1 person found this helpful
Great product, easy for DIY use
Used on painted stair banisters, post and rails. follow Ed directionUsed to help protect newly painted stair banisters, post and hand rails. I followed the directions and the end result is perfect. The dry time is fast and recoat within an hour. Overall a great product.
by Locutions
1 person found this helpful
Works great! I’m happy with the product....
Works great! I’m happy with the product.
by Michael
Easy way to finish your project
Goes on easy and simple cleanup. Great way to protect things
by Papa G
After trying 3 different cans of this spray and yes I shook them very well. I have come to the co...
After trying 3 different cans of this spray and yes I shook them very well. I have come to the conclusion that there needs to be some serious upgrades on the spray nozzle. The nozzle sputters and spits a very thick uneven flow of product. I have more than a fair amount of experience with furniture refinishing and other wood projects, so I'm comfortable with this assessment. Two of the cans I bought a week ago and the other one approximately 3 months ago. However surprisingly, the actual finished result came out very nicely. The splatters and unevenness seem to level themself out, giving a nice thick smooth to touch finish... So once there's a improvement on the nozzle, the product would deserve a straight 5 stars...
by LovetoCreate
Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 22, 2021
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience. We will be sure to pass your comments along about the nozzle used with Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane Spray to the proper teams.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
Great product, great coverage , even spray....
Great product, great coverage , even spray.
by Diamondstuded
Easy to use. Very clear without the golden tint...
Easy to use. Very clear without the golden tint that some polys have
by bluray
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