Rust-Oleum Varathane Floor Finish Polyurethane - Water Based
Varathane Water Based Floor Finish Polyurethane adds years of beauty to interior wooden floors. This Aluminum Oxide nano-technology provides superior resistance to scuffs, scratches and stains. This long lasting product is suitable for using on stain wood, bare wood or painted wood. This can be applied on trim, cabinets, doors and other furniture. This transparent floor coating is available in four finishes that includes gloss, semi-gloss, stain and matte. This is a fast drying finish, it is possible to apply 3 coats in a day.
Features of Floor finish Polyurethane
Fast drying and self-leveling.
It doesn’t become yellow.
Low odor, soap-and-water cleanup.
NOTE: It is recommend to apply at least 4 coats for maximum protection.
How to Apply Varathane Water Based Floor Finish Polyurethane
Previously Finished Surfaces: 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. Refer to the Varathane Floor Finishing brochure or visit www.varathane.com for more information. 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
Product appears milky when wet but dries to a crystal clear coating. Use adequate ventilation at all times. Do not apply in direct sunlight. Apply when temperatures are between 55-90°F (12-38°C) and the relative humidity is below 85%. Use full strength. Do not dilute. Use care when applying over white or pastel paints or stains as discoloration may occur. 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, synthetic bristle brush, foam brush or applicator. Allow finish to dry a minimum of 2 hours and then recoat. Lower temperatures and/or higher humidity may cause slower dry times. Recoat only when previous coats have dried clear and feel hard. A powder should develop when lightly sanded. If any coat has dried more than 24 hours, lightly sand before re-coating. Apply additional coats following directions above. A minimum of 4 coats is recommended. If grain raise occurs, sand smooth before final coat. Allow finish to dry 24 hours before light use. Wait 3 days before subjecting surface to normal usage.
Properties of Varathane Water Based Floor Finish Polyurethane
Aluminum Oxide, Amorphous Precipitated Silica
Water, Glycol Ethers
Volatile Organic Compounds
<275 g/l (<2.3 lbs./gal.)
Recommended Dry Film Thickness (DFT) Per Coat
1.0 mils (25μ)
Wet Film to Achieve DFT (unthinned material)
3.5 mils (87.5μ)
Dry Times at 70-80°F (21-27°C) and 50% RH
1 hour to Touch 2 hours to Re-coat 4 hours
to Light Use 3 days to Normal Use