Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish, Clear Satin, 1 Quart

Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish, Clear Satin, 1 Quart

Description

Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Protective Wood Finish, Clear Satin, 1 Quart

Keep interior wood projects looking beautiful with Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish. This oil-based clear sealer protective coating protects and adds long-lasting beauty to woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors. The clear top coat is one of the most durable coatings for wood protection against scratches, spills and more. It can be used on both finished and unfinished wood projects, and is available in a variety of sheens. The fast-drying formula allows for quick recoats in 4-6 hours.

Application Directions:

  1. Surface must be dry and free of old finishes in poor condition, paint, wax, grease, polish, dirt or other foreign matter.
  2. Sand to obtain a smooth uniform surface. Remove all dust with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  3. If desired, apply Minwax stain to unfinished wood surfaces. Follow directions for application and dry times.
  4. Stir Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane before and during use to eliminate settling on the bottom of the can. Stir to rotate the product from the bottom to the top of the can. NEVER SHAKE.
  5. Apply a THIN coat of Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane using a high-quality natural or foam brush.
  6. For floor projects, use a square buff orbital or disk-type sander with 220 grit sandpaper or the equivalent grit pad or screen (specifically designed for sanding between coats). Do not use a belt or drum-type sander for sanding between coats. Follow the sander manufacturer’s directions for your type of project.
  7. Apply second coat. If third coat is desired, repeat step 6 before application.
  8. After final coat, allow 24 hours before light use.

A clear, oil-based, durable protective finish.

Features:

  • PROTECT WOOD SURFACES – Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish protects interior projects like woodwork, furniture, floors and cabinets. The oil-based, clear top coat is one of the most durable coatings for wood protection against scratches, spills and more.
  • OIL-BASED DURABLE FINISH – Clear finish provides long-lasting protection and warm beauty to both finished and unfinished wood projects. Protective coating is ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets & floors, and is available in a variety of sheens.
  • SATIN SHEEN – Give your wood projects a sleek finish with this satin clear varnish. It not only protects the natural beauty of the wood, but offers a soft, unique sheen for a modern, cozy and on-trend look.
  • FAST DRYING – Get more done with this protective poly coating. It’s a fast-drying clear coat, which allows for quick recoats after 4-6 hours, letting you get projects done faster. Be sure to apply with a high-quality natural or foam brush.
  • A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST – Minwax is America’s leading brand of wood finishing and wood care projects. Since 1904, we have been inspiring consumers to Keep on Finishing. We offer consumers a complete line of products to meet every wood finishing need.
  • It provides long-lasting protection and beauty to interior wood surfaces such as furniture, floors, doors and cabinets.
  • Its superior durability makes it ideal for use on all your wood surfaces.
  • Dries fast and offers long-lasting beauty on both finished and unfinished wood surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What the difference between this and the polycrylic?

Minwax Polycrylic is an example of a fortified water-based polyurethane. Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane is not water based. That is the most simplest way of explaining it. The better question is when do you use Polycrylic over Polyurethane? The answer can be long. Polycrylic creates a durable finish and is great for surfaces that are very frequently used such as desks, kid's furniture, and tables. It is completely clear and does not have a yellow tint like oil-based polyurethane. Water-based oil-modified polyurethane is a relatively new product that combines the durability of an oil base with the cleanup of a water base. Water-based polyurethane is not highly resistant to heat and chemicals and does not hold up well in extreme conditions. It is good for things such as desks, bookcases, picture frames, side tables or anything that is not exposed to extreme temperatures or harsh chemicals. Each finish has its own pros and cons. Oil-based polyurethane is more durable than water-based counterpart specifically in terms of dealing with heat. It effectively exposes the natural richness of wood but can add a slight amber or yellowish color tint. Wood floor and Kitchen table and Coffee table are amongst the few of good applications for oil-based polyurethane. It takes quite longer to dry and cure than water-based and has a strong smell. That is why it is recommended to use a respirator and work in well-ventilated areas while you are applying oil-based polyurethane. Both water and oil-based polyurethane can be applied to acrylic or latex paints. For exterior use I prefer Spar Urethane which is typical used on boat. As to wood floors, not an easy job, but if you want a durable finish which is scratch-resistant I would use Polyurethane.

Will it be very shine and smooth for the surface after I use? thanks

Yes. I recommend first using a 600 grit sandpaper to lightly remove old finish. Remove all dust with a damp cloth, and then lightly spray on the first coat (Thin coat best). Wait 24 hours to dry. Next, lightly sand using a 1500 grit sandpaper, remove all dust with a damp cloth, and then lightly spray on the first coat (Thin coat best). Repeat this step two more times. Glass feel may require additional applications. Remember thin coats. PS: If you choose the brush method, do not use sponge brushes since it is more likely to leave bubbles, use a good quality sable hairbrush. I did a bar top decades ago applying clear polyurethane with about 20 thin coats in the first year about once every other week and I left a penny at the end of the top and coated over it until it disappeared and the bar top was so smooth. The top was red mahogany that is probably still a luster for the new owner. I could slide a beer from one end to the other end.

Can this be used on floors?

I would say yes, but with limits. If you are refinishing a floor, then the answer is no. If the stain finish matches the existing finishes and you need to patch a small area like say 2' x 2' which is not in a traffic area, OK. But it is not set up to handle wood floors. There are specific wood floor finishing materials that resist scratches by animals, toys, etc. They contain different compounds which make them harder and therefore they would take the normal abuse of a wood floor. I assumed you were talking about wood floors. If you were talking about other types of floors, I would broadly say no, however, each case presents its own unique characteristics.

What is the best way to apply this?

Use a bristled brush. Those sponge brushes leave bubbles in it.

Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

what the difference between this and the polycrylic??

Minwax Polycrylic is an example of a fortified water-based polyurethane .Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane is not water based . That is the most simplest way of explaining it . The better question is when do yo use Polycrylic over Polyurethane ? The answer can be long . Polycrylic creates a durable finish and is great for surfaces that are very frequently used such as desks, kid's furniture and tables. It is completely clear and does not have a yellow tint like oil based polyurethane.Water-based oil-modified polyurethane is a relatively new product that combines the durability of an oil base with the cleanup of a water base.Water based polyurethane is not highly resistant to heat and chemicals and does not hold up well in extreme conditions.It is good for things such as desks, bookcases, picture frames, side tables or anything that is not exposed to extreme temperatures or harsh chemicals. Each finish has its own pros and cons.Oil-based polyurethane is more durable than water-based counterpart specifically in terms of dealing with heat. It effectively exposes the natural richness of wood but can add a slight amber or yellowish color tint.Wood floor and Kitchen table and Coffee table are amongst the few of good applications for oil based polyurethane. It takes quite longer to dry and cure than water based and has a strong smell. That is why it is recommended to use a respirator and work in well-ventilated areas while you are applying oil based polyurethane. Both water and oil based polyurethane can be applied to acrylic or latex paints. For exterior use I prefer Spar Urethane which is typical used on boat . As to wood floors , not an easy job , but if yo want a durable finish which is scratch resistant I would use Polyurethane .

Will it be very shine and smooth for the surface after I use? thanks

Yes. I recommend first using a 600 grit sandpaper to lightly remove old finish. Remove all dust with a damp cloth, and then lightly spray on first coat (Thin coat best). Wait 24 hours to dry. Next lightly sand using a 1500 grit sandpaper, remove all dust with a damp cloth, and then lightly spray on first coat (Thin coat best). Repeat this step two more times. Glass feel may require additional applications. Remember thin coats.PS: If you choose the brush method, do not use sponge brushes since it is more likely to leave bubbles, use a good quality sable hair brush. I did a bar top decades ago applying clear polyurethane with about 20 thin coats in the first year about once every other week and I left a penny at the end of the top and coated over it until it disappeared ant the bar top was so smooth. The top was red mahogany that is probably still a luster for the new owner. I could slide a bear from one end to the other end.

Can this be used on floors?

I would say yes but with limits . If you are refinishing a floor than the answer is no . If the stain finish matches the existibg finishes and you need to patch a small area like say 2 ' x 2' which is not in a traffic area OK . But it is not set up to handle wood floors . There are specific wood floor finishing material which resist scratches by animals ,toys etc. they contained different compounds which makes the harder and therefore they would take the normal abuse of a wood floor . I assumed you were talking about wood floors . If your were taking about other types of floors I would broadly say no , however each case presents it's own unique characteristics .

what is the best way to apply this

Use a bristled brush. Those sponge brushes leave bubbles in it.