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8 oz. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane (4-Pack)

$4787
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  • 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

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.

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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.

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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 (4-Pack) 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
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  • 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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Ratings
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SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteGlossGloss
Container Size1 Quart8 Ounce1 Quart11 Ounce
Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedWater BasedOil Based
Application MethodBrushBrushWipe OnAerosol
Paint/Stain FeaturesSealerSealerSealerNo additional features
TransparencyClearClearTransparentClear
Number of coats recommended3333
Paint/Stain Clean UpSoap & WaterSoap & WaterSoap & WaterMineral Spirits
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeShellac, Lacquer & PolyurethaneShellac, Lacquer & PolyurethaneShellac, Lacquer & PolyurethaneShellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
8 Ounce
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
30 ft²

Details

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
4
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Product Form
Liquid
Returnable
90-Day
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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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  • 86%recommend this product
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Did a good job on tables, nightstands, and vanity
I had a bunch of maple furniture that needed refinished and we really like the way this Varathane Poly gave us a fresh clean surface. We sanded with 220 to get the surface smooth first. I applied with a good brush and even wetting the brush before starting we did get some slight tiny bubbles while brushing. I suspect that is a user issue as I don't do much painting.
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To early to know durability
I, only, appled it 7 days ago. So, I will have no idea how it will last. But it did go on very easy and looked beautiful after 2 coats.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 8, 2022
We appreciate the feedback. Please keep in mind that the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane requires a minimum of 3 coats to provide the best protection. The finish will also achieve maximum hardness when it fully cures after about 7 to 10 days. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
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Poor quality control - mismatched finishes
I used the Satin and was happy, until I needed to get a second can to complete the project. The second can, with the same exact date code, had a completely different level of shine - one can was almost a semi-gloss , and the other can produced a matte.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 22, 2021
That's odd, Frank! To ensure the proper finish with Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, it is essential that each can is thoroughly mixed prior to each use and often during application. Care needs to be taken to mix along the edges, side, and bottom, so that there is no settled flatting agents in the can. If needing further assistance, please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
    I gave this a 4 star rating because the issues I have with this and all water base polyurethanes ...
    I gave this a 4 star rating because the issues I have with this and all water base polyurethanes is the bubbles they leave even when you do your best efforts applying it. But when you get it right it looks awesome and the clean up is easy. You should use a quality brush and don't rake off the excess from your brush back into the can; use a different can and pour it back in when done, because it creates bubble that you pick up on your next dip with the brush. Also if you are careful you can touch the bubbles with a tooth pick or something sharp to pop them, but do wait too long after applying it. Of course this is done only one the last coat because you will sand the previous coat or coats. One last thing, I found it better to apply the coats in a cool environment between 65 - 68 degrees so it drys slower allowing you more time to eliminate bubbles.
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    2 found this review helpful
    This is an okay polyeurathane but I recommend no more than 3 coats! The can says the apply at lea...
    This is an okay polyeurathane but I recommend no more than 3 coats! The can says the apply at least three, I did 4. It darkened the stain a little bit (which I ended up not minding) but on the fourth coat, my finish became cloudy. I later read this is probably due to a 'flattening agent' in the satin poly that causes cloudiness with too many coats. Satin finish (low gloss) is my favorite and looks great. This poly goes on easy and dries very fast (within an hour or two) and has very little odor. I sanded about 300 grit in between coats and the finish came out nice and smooth. As far as scratch resistance, I find it still scratches pretty easily. There were a few small scratches after working with it on my clean workbench top.
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    I don't know who thinks this is a matte, non-reflective surface, but I'm in the painting business...
    I don't know who thinks this is a matte, non-reflective surface, but I'm in the painting business and this is a low-gloss satin sheen if I've ever seen one. I needed a flat, matte finish and I get shiny. Not good and wouldn't recommend based solely on that.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 17, 2019
    That was not the intention! To achieve the right finish, keep in mind that a minimum of 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane is required. Make sure to also thoroughly mix the can beforehand as well as often during application too. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
      The product was suggested by a blogger who had painted her kitchen cabinets with chalk paint and ...
      The product was suggested by a blogger who had painted her kitchen cabinets with chalk paint and didn't want to use wax for the surface on her cabinets. She loved it and said that it didn't yellow. I have just completed painting my kitchen cabinets with chalk paint and used the product for my final sealer (instead of the wax). It went on smooth - has a soft luster finish similar to using the wax would have been on the cabinets. I have been using the cabinets for about 3 months. Love it. So far it is holding up well in my busy kitchen. I would recommend this product. Only down side is it comes in horribly small containers and it's hard to get a brush that fits in it.
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      2 found this review helpful
      I painted and stenciled my bathroom floor tile. I used this water based polyurethane as a protect...
      I painted and stenciled my bathroom floor tile. I used this water based polyurethane as a protective coating. I used a flat pad to apply it and 3 coats of polyurethane. It looks beautiful and I still have some left in the first can and haven't used any of the second can.
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      4 found this review helpful
      This goes on so easy and the results are awesome
      This goes on so easy and the results are awesome
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      This product is much too thick. It goes on with really obvious brushstrokes and leaves lines and ...
      This product is much too thick. It goes on with really obvious brushstrokes and leaves lines and residue everywhere. 'd spent days giving a door 4 coats of tinted stain and it looked fantastic. I then gave it one clear coat with this product and now it's ruined. Take a look at the before and after photos. I will have to sand and re start. I've done dozens of restorations with many products and this is the worst I've ever used. I cannot understand how the people at Varathane would think this is an acceptable product to sell.
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      Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 4, 2019
      That is not what we like to hear! Our Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane is designed to apply easily using a good quality synthetic bristle brush or applicator pad. A minimum of 4 coats are needed to ensure the expected appearance and performance. Prior to applying the final coat, we recommend lightly sanding the surface with 220 grit sandpaper to ensure an ultra-smooth final finish. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
        3 found this review helpful
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