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8 oz. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry, durable formula covers up to 30 sq. ft. per 8 oz. can
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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

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Available in Matte, Gloss, Satin and Semi-Gloss

Water-based poly features low odor and easy soap and water clean up.

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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.

About This Product

Varathane 8 oz. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane 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.

Highlights

  • Ideal for protecting interior wood finishing projects and applications including furniture, doors, cabinets and trim
  • Covers up to 30 sq. ft., apply at least 3 coats on surfaces
  • Matte sheen adds a flat, non-reflective look 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 touch in 2 hours
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Product Information

Internet # 305587649

Model # 262075

Store SKU # 1003317934

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

8 Ounce

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

30 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.)

60 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

3

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Sealer

Product Form

Liquid

Sheen

Flat/Matte

Substrate Condition

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

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

2

Transparency

Clear

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

41Questions
caret
Q:Hi, Would this protect against bugs or termites? Trying to protect bed frame in camper van. Thanks!
by|Mar 29, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Thank you for reaching out, Chloe! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane does not contain any pesticides, and we cannot guarantee that it will protect again termites. At this time, we do not offer a product like this for interior wood surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Mar 30, 2023
    caret
    Q:is this product safe for interior kitchen cabinet shelves where glasses and china will be placed?
    by|Feb 17, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Happy to help, Caby! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane can be used on wood cabinet shelves. Make sure to follow all listed dry and use times for the best results. Please keep in mind, cooler temperatures or higher humidity will extend the dry and use times. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Feb 20, 2023
      caret
      Q:Can I use this to seal a painted mural on a cement wall in a school?
      by|Feb 7, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Thank you for reaching out! Our Varathane Ultimate Water-Based Polyurethane is recommended only for bare or stained wood surfaces. For a painted mural on a concrete wall, our Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Gloss Clear (item 242057) may be used, or our Rust-Oleum Chalked Matte Clear if a matte finish is required: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-30-oz-Clear-Ultra-Matte-Interior-Chalked-Paint-2-Pack-301498/307246317 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

      by|Feb 10, 2023
        caret
        Q:Can this product be applied on stairs that have a glossy finish to make it matte
        by|Jan 22, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Thanks for reaching out, John. Varathane Water Based Polyurethane cannot be applied to wooden steps, it is not formulated to withstand foot traffic. For wooden steps, we recommend using Varathane Water Based Floor Finish Polyurethane. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-2-Pack-230231/202057141 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

        by|Jan 23, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5

          • 4.5 out of 189 reviews
          • 82% recommend this product
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          Expensive but Worth It
          I refinished a wine barrel lid and wanted the wood to look rustic and not shiny at all. Because it was going to be used as a table top, I needed to protect it from water marks. This worked perfectly! Love this stuff!
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            The water bases did not work on my unfinished barn door. It made the wood bubble.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 21, 2022
            That's odd, and we want to gather more details to get to the bottom of this! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us further about your experience with Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane. When calling, please have your can nearby, so we can collect the batch information from it. We hope you will give us a chance to try to make things right with you!
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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            Great product! Used it on a wooden flag that I made. I painted it with matte acrylic colors. The...
            Great product! Used it on a wooden flag that I made. I painted it with matte acrylic colors. The Varithane worked well allowing me to keep the matte finish.
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            Finished a bannister. Went on smooth. I like that it has a white color until it dries, allowing y...
            Finished a bannister. Went on smooth. I like that it has a white color until it dries, allowing you to see coverage and excess.
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            Went on very smooth and has enough runout to smooth over any brush marks. I love the matte look o...
            Went on very smooth and has enough runout to smooth over any brush marks. I love the matte look on wood products that have great graining and the slight to no shine really let the graining/pattern pop! Great product to clean up as well since it’s water based. Soap and water clean up of brushes is perfect!
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            1 found this review helpful
            As Described
            Worked great just as described
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            Applied as a top coat to a matte black finish...
            Applied as a top coat to a matte black finish and as the clear dried it bubbled horribly. I had to sand it down and re paint. Will not be adding the top coat this time.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 2, 2023
            This is not what we expect to hear! For the best finish, Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane needs to be applied with a good quality synthetic bristle brush or applicator. You also want to ensure that you are applying to a clean and dry surface. If the paint was newer, it may have needed time to cure to prevent bubbling.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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