Rust-Oleum Varathane Floor Finish Polyurethane - Oil Based
Varathane Floor Finish Polyurethane is clear oil-based coating which is available in gloss, semi-gloss, and stain finishes. This floor polyurethane is being used to protect wooden floors from scratches and scuffs. This product is made with Aluminum Nano Technology which makes it more durable than competitive brands. It is ideal to use for interior stained or bare wood. This PU finish is compatible for high traffic areas such as kitchen, halls and more.
Features of Oil Based Floor Polyurethane
Patented Aluminum Oxide nano-technology provides superior resistance to scuffs, scratches and stains.
Self-leveling formula, no brush marks.
More durable than competitive brands.
NOTE: This is not suggested to use for linoleum, vinyl, metals, and glazed tiles.
How to Apply Varathane Oil Based Floor Finish Polyurethane ?
Previously Finished Surface - For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free of wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes. Waxes must be removed with a wax stripper; sanding does not remove wax. Shellac must be removed with a paint stripper. Previously finished floors in good condition should be cleaned with a TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate) solution in water, and rinsed thoroughly with clean water. Do not use TSP on bare wood floors as discoloring will occur. Some types of prefinished or factory finished floors may not be compatible with Varathane Premium Floor Finish. Old finishes in poor condition must be removed. Use the Varathane EZV floor sander to obtain a smooth surface. Remove all sanding dust using a vacuum or cloth dampened with mineral spirits. Warning: Sanding dust can be a spontaneous combustion hazard. Always dispose of collected sanding dust immediately.
Apply when temperatures are between 55-90°F (12-38°C) and the relative humidity is below 85%. Use adequate ventilation at all times. Use full strength. Do not dilute. Stir thoroughly before and during use. To prevent bubbles in the finish, DO NOT SHAKE, do not over-brush or apply with a roller.
Apply using a good quality, natural bristle brush or wool applicator. Allow finish to dry a minimum of 4 hours and then re-coat. Slower dry times may result from applications on redwood, cedar or woods that have high oil content. Use of a stain or sealer, or periods of high humidity and/or low temperatures may also cause slower dry times. Recoat only when previous coats have dried clear and feel hard and are no longer tacky to the touch. A minimum of 3 coats is recommended. Lightly sand between coats before re-coating. Allow finish to dry 24 hours before light use. Wait 3 days before subjecting surface to normal usage.
Properties of Varathane Oil Based Floor Polyurethane
Oil Modified Polyurethane
Amorphous Precipitated Silica
Volatile Organic Compounds
450 g/l (3.75 lbs./gal.)
Recommended Dry Film Thickness (DFT) Per Coat
1 mil (25µ)
Wet Film to Achieve DFT (unthinned material)
2 mils (50µ)
Dry Times at 70-80°F (21-27°C) and 50% RH
2 hours to Touch 4 hours to Re-Coat 24 hours to Light Use 3 days to Normal Use