Varathane Oil Based Polyurethane manufactured to enhance the natural beauty of wood as well as provide the premium protection wooden surface. This premium polyurethane is compatible to use for interior wood surface including furniture, cabinets, doors and trims. It is not suggested to use this product on vinyl, linoleum, glazed tiles etc. The coverage of 1 liter of this product is 75-150 square feet. This is first choice of professional woodworkers.
Features of Oil Based Polyurethane
More durable! It protects wood more than two times better than traditional wood finishes.
Smooth self-leveling formula.
Ideal for multiple interior applications including furniture, doors, cabinets and trim.
Fast-drying, adds a warm, golden glow to highlight wood grain.
Durable than varnish, will not crack, chip or peel.
NOTE: It is recommended to apply at least two coats for best result. You may use polyurethane spray for small DIY jobs.
How to Apply Varathane Oil Based Polyurethane for Interior?
Previously Finished Surfaces – To ensure proper adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry, and free of wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew, and polishes. Remove wax with a wax stripper, shellac with a paint stripper, and mildew with a solution of 10% household bleach and water. Old finishes in poor condition should be removed. Sand using 150-220 grit sandpaper to obtain a smooth surface. Remove all sanding dust using a vacuum, tack cloth, or cloth dampened with mineral spirits
Unfinished Surfaces – Sand using 150-220 grit sandpaper and remove all sanding dust using a vacuum, tack cloth, or rag dampened with mineral spirits. If a filler or putty is used, make sure it does not contain wax allow enough time for it to dry thoroughly.
Stained or Painted Wood – Follow manufacturer’s directions for application of the stain or paint. Make certain the surface is thoroughly dry before applying Varathane Oil-Based Polyurethane. Using this polyurethane over white or lightly painted surfaces could cause discoloration. Refer to the manufacturer’s label for dry times. For best results, use Varathane Premium Wood Stains.
DO NOT SHAKE. Apply using a good quality natural bristle brush or applicator. Allow the finish to dry 8 hours before re-coating. Re-coat only when previous coats have dried clear and feel hard. The coating should no longer feel tacky to the touch. If any coat has dried more than 12 hours, lightly sand before applying another coat. A minimum of two coats is recommended. Allow the finish to dry 24 hours before light use. Wait 3 days before subjecting the surface to normal usage.
Properties of Varathane Oil-based Polyurethane
Urethane Modified Alkyd
Mineral Spirits, Naphtha
946 ml and 3.78 Ltr
Recommended Dry Film Thickness (DFT) Per Coat
1.0-2.0 mils (25-50µ)
Practical Coverage at Recommended DFT
75-150 sq.ft./quart (assumes 15% material loss)
Dry Times at 77°F (25°C) and 50% RH
1-2 hours to touch. 4 hours to re-coat. Foot traffic 24 hours.