Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish

Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish works well for any hardwood floor and is ideal for light colored woods like maple and over light colored stains. Its water based formula makes it lower in odor than solvent based products and there is easy clean up with soap and water.


  • Self-crosslinking technology provides a tough floor finish that is great for any hardwood floor
  • Recoat in only two hours - complete your floor finishing project in just one day
  • No sanding between coats
  • Does not amber over time - especially good for use over light colored woods and stains

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Application Directions

  • Preparation Warning
    Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
  • APPLICATION
    • Apply a thin coat using a new synthetic pad applicator. Maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks.
    • Allow the finish to dry at least two hours, but less than 24 hours. If this timing is followed, no sanding between coats is needed! But if you have let the finish dry for more than 24 hours, sand the finish lightly with 220 grit sandpaper. Do not scuff through to bare wood.
    • Apply a second coat following the steps above.
    • If you are applying Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish to bare wood, apply a third coat, following the steps above. If this is a "screen and recoat," or if you are applying Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish over stain, only two coats are required.
    • Floor will bear light foot traffic in 24 hours. Avoid heavy traffic, and do not install rugs or clean floors for seven days. When replacing furniture, do not slide.
    • Apply a second coat following the steps above.
    • If you are applying Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish to bare wood, apply a third coat, following the steps above. If this is a "screen and recoat," or if you are applying Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish over stain, only two coats are required.
    • Floor will bear light foot traffic in 24 hours. Avoid heavy traffic, and do not install rugs or clean floors for seven days. When replacing furniture, do not slide.
  • CAUTIONS
    CAUTIONS: Use only with adequate ventilation. To avoid overexposure, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air, or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water. Get medical attentional if irritation persists. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS
027426131033 Clear 1 Gallon SDS
027426131026 Clear 1 Gallon SDS
027426131019 Clear 1 Gallon SDS
027426131040 Clear 1 Gallon SDS

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING MINWAX® HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANER?

Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner has been exclusively formulated for use on hardwood, laminate, and pre-finished floors. Unlike other surface cleaners, Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner is designed to clean wood floors without leaving a residue, which other all-purpose cleaners may leave.

CAN I USE MY MINWAX® HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANER ON FINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS, LAMINATES, AND PRE-FINISHED FLOORING?

Yes. Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner can be used on surfaces such as laminates and pre-finished floors in addition to hardwood floors.

DOES MINWAX® HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANER NEED TO BE MIXED WITH WATER?

No. It comes premixed and ready to use.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MINWAX® HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANER IS ACCIDENTALLY USED IN EXCESS ON OILED, WAXED OR RAW WOOD SURFACES?

Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner will not permanently damage wood. If the product is accidentally left on a wood surface finished with wax or oil, the finish may turn white, as it would if water were left on it for a long period of time. If the application of more finish does not repair the whitened areas, then reapply the oil finish using fine steel wool.