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1 qt. Satin Polyurethane Wipe-On

  • Protects decorative wood surfaces with hand rubbed beauty
  • Easy wipe on poly for a smooth, even finish with high detail
  • Covers up to 75 sq. ft. with a classic, clear protective finish
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Product Overview

Watco 1 Qt. Satin Wipe-On Polyurethane provides the protection of a polyurethane finish in a formula that is hand-applied and wiped onto wood. Wipe on surfaces to get into areas that are difficult to reach with traditional brush-on polyurethane. Clear finish protects wood furniture and other interior wood surfaces from water, liquids, chemicals, stains and other wear from use.
  • Ideal for providing a clear wood finish on interior wood projects and applications including wood furniture, doors, paneling and other intricate wood pieces
  • Covers up to 75 sq. ft., apply at least 3 coats on surfaces
  • Satin sheen adds a low luster finish to interior wood surfaces
  • Durable formula features a classic hand rubbed look
  • Oil-based formula offers stain resistance over stained, painted or bare interior wood surfaces
  • Wipe-on and apply to surfaces using a clean, lint-free cotton cloth
  • Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours and recoat within 4-6 hours
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • 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
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Wipe On
Base Material
Oil Based
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Dry to touch (min.)
Number of coats recommended
Number per Package
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
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

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.3
    out of 204 reviews
  • 39% recommend this product
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It was easy to use and it turned out beautiful....
It was easy to use and it turned out beautiful.
by Mrdowntwn
  • Verified Purchase
This was easy to apply and we stained and then...
This was easy to apply and we stained and then applied three light coats to 2 new plywood birch cabinet doors that I routed the edges (lightly sanding with 600 grit sandpaper in between coats) and the finished product was excellent and matched very well.
by Gene
  • Verified Purchase
complete trash
This product is the worst finishing product I have ever used. If you want your project looking like it was wiped down with the dirtiest mop in the world then this is for you. It is thick and sticky such that it will turn over your rag as you wipe. It dries within seconds such that it never levels off and leaves every single streak mark from your applicator. Run away! The first coat with a cotton towel went so bad I tried the second with a microfiber foam applicator like you might use for applying wax to your car. The thickness of the microfiber applicator fixed the problem of losing grip on the rag because the finish is so sticky. It made no differece to the streaking tho. I tried a third coat where I worked the product until it dried, about 60 seconds for this junk. That coat turned out more level than the previous two but still the worst finish I have ever done. I have used regular brush on poly and minwax wipe on poly without issue. I cannot figure out how rust-oleum let this out the door. They should be ashamed.
by SootyM
Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 24, 2020
Thank you for reaching out! For the best results, we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Watco Wipe-On Polyurethane with a good quality lint free rag or cloth. For the best results, we recommend applying only when air (ambient) temperature is between 60-90°F (16-32°C) and relative humidity is below 85%. Applying in an area with good ventilation is also recommended.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
    1 person found this helpful
    Perfect for Acacia wood countertops
    This product worked perfectly to give a clear rubbed on finish and keep the natural beauty of the wood. It is easy to apply with a simple rag and three coats gives very durable food resistant finish. Our contractor used another product that cost ten times as much and left a glassy finished (first image) that distracts from the natural beauty of the wood and was much more difficult to apply. See photos for differences.
    by Rich
      • Recommended Product
      Watco Wipe-On Poly is my go to wipe on finish over oil based stains and tinted danish oil stains....
      Watco Wipe-On Poly is my go to wipe on finish over oil based stains and tinted danish oil stains. It provides a great low build up finish and allows for adding coats (minimum of 3 recommended) until desired sealing and sheen are achieved. I use both Satin and Gloss depending upon the project.
      by GregfromCary
      • Verified Purchase
      • Recommended Product
      2 people found this helpful
      Absolute and utter garbage
      This stuff is so thick and sticky that it’s impossible to get a smooth streak-free finish on a large surface. I thought step 1 was laughable considering that the instructions said to mix thoroughly, how does one mix thoroughly through a hole the size a of a half dollar? Pour the entire can into something with a larger opening to allow for the stirring? And then what? Pour the contents back into the can? Or use it all in one go? Just reading those directions I should have just immediately returned it. But I didn’t so on to coat 1. Coat 1 was applied by wiping it on (as the name states), it didn’t go too well. Because of the stickiness it was impossible to get a smooth application before my cloth would start to get tacky and leave drag marks. I hoped it would magically level out during the drying process...it didn’t. For coat 2 I decided to brush on the poly in hopes it would be better. I was finishing a dresser so opted to start with a small drawer to test the application. I, of course, sanded all the pieces first with 240 grit sandpaper to help smooth it a bit. It went much better. Some streaks but they were minimal compared to the cloth application. After applying the test application with my brush I cleaned my area and thoroughly cleaned my brand new brush with paint thinner and left it to dry until I could get back to the project in the morning. When I started at it again the next morning I found out that all of the bristles on my new brush were completely stuck together, apparently paint thinner isn’t good enough to clean this product off. After throwing out my new brush I grabbed another and proceeded on. All drawers were poly’d and they looked passable. On to the top of the dresser. Again, using the brush did a passable job but still left a bit of streaking. After well over 4 hours I attempted a 3rd and final coat. After sanding I began to apply the 3rd coat and again noticed that it was quickly getting tacky causing the brush to drag. Yet again causing ugly brush strokes and streaks all over the top of my dresser. I suffered through the 3rd coat knowing it would dry a disastrous mess. And it did. Now I’m left with a giant mess that I’ll likely have to completely strip and spend more money to start over again. This stuff is absolute trash. Save yourself the time and energy and buy a different brand.
      by LaN
      Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 12, 2020
      That is not what we like to hear! Our Watco Wipe on Polyurethane is designed to apply easily using a lint-free cloth. Please give us a call at 800-901-0411, we want to learn more about these issues and try to make things right! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
        4 people found this helpful
        Easy to apply. Dried quickly. Exactly what I needed for...
        Easy to apply. Dried quickly. Exactly what I needed for my project.
        by HomeDepotCustomer
        • Verified Purchase
        Great finish to work with. A little more time demanding than other wipeon ploys but effort is wor...
        Great finish to work with. A little more time demanding than other wipeon ploys but effort is worth the superior outcome
        by Mrd
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
        I wiped on 4 coats on a bare tabletop. Came out beautiful!
        I wiped on 4 coats on a bare tabletop. Came out beautiful!
        by Yaya
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
        1 person found this helpful
        Great product. easy to apply and produces a professional finish.
        Great product. easy to apply and produces a professional finish.
        by Anonymous
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
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