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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.

Varathane Logo

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 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.
  • 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
  • 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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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.

Varathane Logo

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.

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
8 Ounce
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
30

Details

Application Method
Brush
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Color Family
Clear
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Product Form
Liquid
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
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

22Questions14Answers

I painted my fireplace and my fireplace hearth (cement) with a Brick Acrylic Paint especially for...

Asked by Laura February 14, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, it will work in your fireplace. I used it on a DIY fireplace as well.

Can you us this on painted wood surface

Asked by Sunster February 10, 2021
2
Answers

Yes you can ad I am currently using it as a top coat for my kitchen cabinets. Just dont let it puddle up in corners or crevices as it could show a little yellowing. Works very well as a durable top coat. I applied with foam brushes.

Can this be used over white ceiling paint?

Asked by Dana January 18, 2021
1
Answer

You've come to the right place, Dana. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane can certainly be applied to a painted wood surface. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Can this be used as a top coat for a dining room table refinished with gel stain?

Asked by Peg January 2, 2021
2
Answers

You've come to the right place, Peg. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane can be used as a topcoat for the gel stain as long as it's allowed to completely dry first before applying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Will a diluted water + bleach solution and/or 70% alcohol wipes damage this polyurethane? I will ...

Asked by Duri November 14, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out, Duri. We don't recommend using bleach to clean the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane as it is very abrasive and will damage the finish. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Would this be reptile ( specifically snake ) safe once fully cured?

Asked by Erin July 24, 2020
2
Answers

Unsure, but there is a toll free # for product health information on the can. (800)481-4785. I hope this was helpful. Good luck!

Can I use this product with an airless sprayer

Asked by Michael July 23, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Michael, we do not recommend spraying our Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane. This coating is designed to be applied using a good-quality, synthetic brush or applicator pad. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

I just installed a brick veneer back splash with sanded grout. I sealed the brick before groutin...

Asked by CS June 29, 2020
1
Answer

We appreciate your interest! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane is intended for use on wood surfaces only and not recommend for use on brick. Instead, Rust-Oleum Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer or another Miracle Sealants product may be a better choice for your application. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-Sealants-32-oz-511-Impregnator-Penetrating-Sealer-511QT6D/100076375 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can this be applied over oil-based stain?

Asked by Mike June 21, 2020
1
Answer

Happy to help, Mike. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane can certainly be applied over an oil-based stain. Just make sure that it is completely dry first. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Is this baby safe?

Asked by JB2011 May 15, 2020
1
Answer

We appreciate your interest in Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane. Our recommendation is to leave items in a well ventilated area for one week after painting. This allows for the most complete curing as well as maximum coating hardness. As with any coating product, care should be taken to ensure that accidental ingestion does not occur. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

8 oz. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 120 reviews
  • 90% recommend this product
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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.
by Worz
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.
by CJ
1 person found this helpful
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!
by HomeDepotCustomer
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
This worked well when I sprayed the matte poly on,...
This worked well when I sprayed the matte poly on, but when I tried brushing it, that was a no go! It left terrible brush marks. I used the satin before on a stained project where I brushed it and it came out perfect!
by Sr
Great product! No fumes, easy cleanup. As the can instructions...
Great product! No fumes, easy cleanup. As the can instructions say, don’t shake the can or you will get lots of bubbles. Stir instead. Definitely need several coats, also per instructions. I would buy this again.Jilln
by JillnDG
Worked perfectly well! Would buy again if needed....
Worked perfectly well! Would buy again if needed.
by NANCY
The store associate in the paint department was very helpful....
The store associate in the paint department was very helpful.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Yes the product is great with a superior hard clear finish and easy clean up. Just upset with my ...
Yes the product is great with a superior hard clear finish and easy clean up. Just upset with my store because I wanted the quart size and they have been out of stock for 3 weeks as well as the 2 other stores in my area. Do not get the aerosol as it leaves a rough looking texture when applied.
by Leafcatcher
Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 22, 2021
Thank you for reaching out. If your local store does not have Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane in stock, the Customer Service desk can assist you with placing a Special Order for the item. Please keep in mind, due to shipping purposes, the product may need to be ordered by the case.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
First time using water base polyurethane . I really liked...
First time using water base polyurethane . I really liked this product. Easy to use and love the matte finish.
by Diane
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