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8 oz. Clear Satin 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

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 Satin 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
  • 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 touch in 2 hours
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
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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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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
Satin
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

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Customer Reviews

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Highly recommend
Excellent product. Dries quickly, great shine, goes on smoothly for minimal lines
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Bought this in satin to finish an oak wine rack with a stained glass panel I made and was impress...
Bought this in satin to finish an oak wine rack with a stained glass panel I made and was impressed with how easy to apply and clean up and how fast it dried compared to oil based products. I made sure I used a good brush recommended for water based finishes. Completed the job in record time!
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It doesnt really leave a shine it’s more matte, not overly Happy with the results
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Professional and natural look
A very natural look. It gave the piece a fantastic finish. I’m really pleased with the result.
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Didn’t protect like Sherwin Williams
I bought this at my local Home Depot when my other can (the same product but from Sherwin Williams paint store) ran out. I’ve never had a problem with ‘cheaper’ brands and I have used Rustoleum brands before. I was THRILLED to find it in a satin sheen and had a project prepped and ready to go, just needed the finish. I have used this type of product before, but still read all of the instructions. The first coat went on great. I noticed a small surface scratch - only through the poly, so I figured a second coat would help to make it more durable and was recommended anyways. After 3 days of eating on the patio so we didn’t ruin the finish we started using the table, but yet AGAIN the surface is SO fragile, an envelope on top of BREADCRUMBS left scratches. The whole reason I bought this product was to help preserve the finish. If you so much as look at it the wrong way it’s scratches off lightly with your finger nail. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or I am not applying it thick enough? But this is not my first time using poly and it is the only time I’ve ever had this problem. The whole reason I bought this product was to help preserve the finish. If you so much as look at it the wrong way it’s scratches off lightly with your finger nail. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or I am not applying it thick enough? But this is not my first time using poly and it is the only time I’ve ever had this problem. Next time I’m paying for the ‘expensive’ stuff
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 23, 2020
Let's talk through this, Nicole! Please keep in mind that the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Polyurethane is suitable for interior surfaces only and will not be able to dry properly on exterior surfaces. This product also requires a minimum of 3 coats to build up the right protection. We suggest sanding the surface smooth and reapply with the recommend number of coats. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
    Use a lot of caution putting this over light colors, especially white paint. I painted my kitchen...
    Use a lot of caution putting this over light colors, especially white paint. I painted my kitchen cabinets with white Beyond Paint, and after letting them dry for over a week, I follow the instructions and brushed one thin coat of the clear satin Varathane over the white paint. This stuff dried pale yellow, and collected a bit in the corners and looks like melted butter dried there. Now the doors will need to be repainted.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 20, 2020
    Let's talk about this! If the paint used is water-based and applied to bare wood, you are most likely experiencing tannin bleed on the surface. This is from the surface and not from Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane. You also want to avoid having the product pool on the surface or corners as this can also cause discoloration. To correct the tannin bleed, we recommend priming the surface with an oil-based primer, like Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer, and then recoating.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Cover-Stain-1-gal-White-Oil-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-3501/100398377
    - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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      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. 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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      Worked Exactly as Expecting
      I recently had a new floor put in, and to my horror, one of my boards splintered. When i called up the company to fix it- the guy was trying to guess the exact sheen, and it kept coming out very noticably different than the rest of the floor, which was satin. I gave him the boot and researched how to do it. Based on the reviews- I gave this product a shot. Sure enough, after a few coats, i couldnt see his mistakes anymore, and it blended in literally PERFECTLY with the rest of the floor, way better than i had anticipated. For 8 bucks it was worth it for just a single board. I’m confident in this product if i need to do any additional touch ups in the future!
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        Went on a little milky but dries clear. I used three coats and am thinking of using 1 more. Brus...
        Went on a little milky but dries clear. I used three coats and am thinking of using 1 more. Brushed smoothly with low/no VOC smell.
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        The clear satin finish did the job very well. Follow instructions on dry times accordingly for mu...
        The clear satin finish did the job very well. Follow instructions on dry times accordingly for multiple coats.
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        Easy to use and beautiful finish. I will definitely buy this product again!
        Easy to use and beautiful finish. I will definitely buy this product again!
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        • Recommended
        Very easy to use- no drips, no streaks. At first I didn't know what to make of the white color, ...
        Very easy to use- no drips, no streaks. At first I didn't know what to make of the white color, but it really helped in making sure it was an even coat.
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        no proper instruction to use and on what surface it...
        no proper instruction to use and on what surface it can used.
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        Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 18, 2021
        Thank you for reaching out! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane can be used on interior bare, painted, or stained wood surfaces. If you have further questions about the application, please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us.
        - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
          Smooth, clear finish that is safe from scratches, etc....
          Smooth, clear finish that is safe from scratches, etc.
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                The product was very easy to apply, only had to...
                The product was very easy to apply, only had to get used to it going on milky white, but drying to a smooth satin finish, in record time, to accept a second coat. The finish was exactly what I expected, nice smooth clear satin. Cleanup was also easy, warm water and soap, the brush was still soft upon drying. I highly recommend this product!!
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                  Perfect size for small projects...
                  Perfect size for small projects
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                    Did the trick on my scratched hardwood floor!...
                    Did the trick on my scratched hardwood floor!
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                          Love the finish texture after brush painting....
                          Love the finish texture after brush painting.
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                          The product made my stain look a little dull .Not...
                          The product made my stain look a little dull .Not a satin or silk finish at all.
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                          Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 29, 2021
                          Thank you for reaching out! To ensure the proper sheen with Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, it is essential that the can is thoroughly stirred prior to each use and often during your application. This prevents any flatting agents from settling to the bottom of the can and provides a consistent sheen. A minimum of 3 coats are also needed.
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                          Used for my craft workbench. Protection plus I can wipe...
                          Used for my craft workbench. Protection plus I can wipe up spills easily.
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                          Goes on really easy, dry's quick & looks great! Clean...
                          Goes on really easy, dry's quick & looks great! Clean up very easy.
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                          Very good quality for my small projects,...
                          Very good quality for my small projects,
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                          Great product, covers well....
                          Great product, covers well.
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