So far so good. First time using a water based polyurethane and I'm impressed. I did 3 coats on my steps and they had a solid 48h to dry before light use. Of course light use with 2 kids, dog, and cat is relative. They look good though and I'll put my runners back on after the 7 day cure period. Time will be the real test though.
After sanding my steps I used Varathane oil based stain. I waited the required time and applied my 1st coat of poly. Less than 24 hours later I applied a 2nd coat. About 12h later a 3rd and final coat. Each coat went on smooth and flowed perfectly.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a quick dry time and ease of use. I stained my steps before painting and that may be backwards to most. I had to seize the opportunity of no one home for a few days plus I'm a far better painter than stainer when it comes to neatness.
We used this product (satin finish) over Varathane water based...
March 8, 2020
We used this product (satin finish) over Varathane water based stain. It has just enough sheen to highlight the beauty of the floors. The product went on easily and we applied two coats, 12 hours apart. The floors look amazing! So far, we haven’t had any issues although we are still being careful to not subject them to hard use.
I wouldn’t even give this polyurethane a star rating, I worked so hard on my floors and this polyurethane peels like kids glue. I sanded after every coat and still peels. Theres no shine and now I have to resand my floors and do polyurethane all over again. I’m so upset at the amount of work and money I’ve put into my wood floors just to have this happen. Now I have to work harder to finish floors again before my furniture arrives. Do not purchase this product!!!
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportSeptember 18, 2019
Yikes! We need more details to get to the bottom of this! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us. We want to hear more about your application with Rust-Oleum Varathane 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane and try to make things right with you. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
This product was the worst and it cost 50.00 a gallon I brought 2 and wasted my money. The produ...
June 11, 2019
This product was the worst and it cost 50.00 a gallon
I brought 2 and wasted my money. The product gave no shine after using 2 gallons
The contractor was not pleased and had to sand the floors again to get the product off the floor to sell the home.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportJune 13, 2019
That is not what we like to hear! It appears that our satin finish was used, which will have a slight sheen, however, it will not provide a gloss appearance. If a glossy look is desired, we recommend applying our Varathane Ultra Thick Floor Finish Polyurethane in a gloss finish. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Worst product ever. Should have never made it on store shelves to sell. This video of me not appl...
September 7, 2018
Worst product ever. Should have never made it on store shelves to sell.
This video of me not applying any pressure marks the floors. This is after the 7 day recommended to dry before moving funiture.
This was a big failure will not survive any movement let alone furniture.
Had to put a star to leave review but doesn't deserve any.
Should be retested by company.
Funny won't let me post video will try photos
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportSeptember 10, 2018
Hmm, something is amiss here! To ensure full adhesion of Rust-Oleum Varathane Ultra Thick 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane, proper surface prep is essential. The surface must be clean, dry and completely free of wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes. Previously finished surfaces in good condition will need to be cleaned with a TSP solution in water and wiped thoroughly with clean water. If the surface is bare wood, it will need to be sanded with a sander and then cleaned with a vacuum and a rag dampened with mineral spirits. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
The end result with this was good. I'll add that it was a bit difficult to work with. The thickness lends itself to less coats but it is difficult to work with. I would recommend but be prepared to pay attention and really work with it. I had old floors that had turned very orange with aging oil based polyurethane. After sanding i wet the floors with water in some areas to check and was concerned that they would re-poly just as orange. However, I used this and was pleasantly surprised at how light they remained after the second coat. Well worth the effort in the end. Photo represents old color vs new color after polyurethane.
I pulled up my daughters carpet and used a hand held rotary sander for the floors. I gave the floors two coats of this product and the floors look great and professional! A month has gone by and not even a scratch!
I have polyurethaned many floors, full floors and partial repairs in the past with polyurethane without any problems. I first tried the pad as suggested. It left some thick marks and brush marks. I tried using a brush also. This product did not level. The floor came terrible. Regular polyurethane never leaves marks. This left me with a bigger job to have to repair now than the original job. Some sections can be peeled off. I wish I had read the reviews before using this. The idea of quick drying and less coats sounded great. Now it has turned into a huge project.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportJanuary 21, 2021
Yikes, something is amiss here, Jonat, and we need to gather more details to get to the bottom of it! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with further about your experience with Rust-Oleum Varathane 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane. We hope you will give us a chance to try to make things right with you. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3