Protective Wood Finishes

From furniture to floors, trust Minwax® products that beautify and protect wood. For superior durability and long-lasting beauty, the choice is clear – protective clear finishes from Minwax®!

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Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane

Protect your interior wood projects and keep them looking beautiful when using Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish. This oil-based clear sealer protective coating protects and adds long-lasting beauty to woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors. It’s one of the most durable coatings for wood protection against scratches, spills and more, and is a clear coat. 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.

  • Minwax Polyurethane Wood Finish protects interior projects like woodwork, furniture, floors and cabinets
  • Oil-based clear top coat is one of the most durable coatings for wood protection against scratches, spills and more
  • Clear finish provides long-lasting protection and warm beauty to both finished and unfinished wood projects

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Warm Gloss, Warm Satin, Warm Semi-Gloss, Warm Ultra Flat

Minwax® Polycrylic™ Protective Finish

Protect interior wood projects like woodwork, furniture and more, and add natural beauty with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish. The crystal clear top coat dries and stays clear, and protects against scratches, scuffs and blemishes to protect the wood surface beneath. It’s ideal for use over all Minwax Oil-Based and Water-Based Stains and colors and all wood species including light woods like maple, ash & birch. Ultra-fast-drying protective coating allows for quick recoats after 2 hours. Easy to clean-up the clear wood finish with soap & water.

  • Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish protects and adds beauty to interior wood projects, including woodwork, furniture, doors and cabinets
  • Clear top coat protects against scratches, spills, dirt and more
  • Crystal clear finish ideal for use over all Minwax Oil-Based and Water-Based Stains and colors

Available Sheens

Gloss, Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Ultra Flat

Minwax® Water-Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane

Protect your interior wood projects and keep them looking beautiful when using Minwax Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane Wood Finish. This water-based clear sealer protective coating combines superior durability with the beauty of traditional polyurethane. It adds long-lasting beauty and protection to interior wood surfaces including woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors, protecting them against scratches, spills and more. Because it’s water-based, it has a low odor and easy cleanup with warm water. Get more done with this protective poly coating. It’s an ultra fast-drying clear coat that allows for quick recoats in 2 hours. It can be used on both finished and unfinished wood projects, and is available in a variety of sheens.

  • Minwax Oil-Modified Polyurethane Wood Finish protects interior projects like woodwork, furniture, floors and cabinets
  • Water-based clear top coat combines superior durability with the beauty of traditional polyurethane
  • Water-based clear top coat combines superior durability with the beauty of traditional polyurethane

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Performance Series Fast-Dry Varnish

Minwax® Performance Series Fast-Dry Varnish is a clear, oil-based protective finish that provides a rich, amber tone that seals and protects. Simplify your scheduling by finishing the job in one day, thanks to the fast 3-hour recoat time of this high-performance varnish. You can also scuff sand after 4 hours for fast varnish-on-varnish systems, with the convenience of a single product for your finish coat. Minwax Performance Series Fast-Dry Varnish allows the true wood texture to show through. This provides a warm, traditional appearance to your furniture, cabinets, and doors.

  • Seals and protects
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Adds a warm amber tone

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin

Minwax® One Coat Polyurethane

Protect your wood projects and get more done, faster, with Minwax One Coat Polyurethane Protective Finish. This crystal clear protective top coat dries in just two hours and lets you complete wood projects 3x faster without sacrificing durability. The advanced formulation in this clear top coat provides the same level of durability in one coat the is comparable to three coats of a conventional polyurethane. Use it to easily protect and add beauty to your wood projects. It’s non-ambering and also cleans up easily with just soap and warm water. It is available in a variety of sheens.

  • Minwax One Coat Polyurethane Protective Finish is a crystal clear, protective top coat that dries in just two hours
  • Advanced formulation provides the same level of durability in one coat that is comparable to three coats of a conventional polyurethane
  • Clear top coat easily protects and adds warm beauty to your wood projects

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman® Spar Urethane

Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane is specially formulated as a protective clear finish for exterior or interior wood exposed to sunlight, water, or temperature changes.

  • Contains UV blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects
  • Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Helmsman® 350 VOC Spar Urethane

Minwax® 350 VOC Helmsman® Spar Urethane is specifically formulated to protect wood against nature’s toughest conditions. Helmsman® forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture and its special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons, temperatures, and humidity change. The enhanced ultraviolet absorbers found in Helmsman® reduce the graying and fading effects of the sun.

  • Contains UV blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects
  • Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Water Based Helmsman® Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane

Minwax® Water Based Helmsman® Spar Urethane is specially formulated to protect wood against nature's toughest conditions. Water Based Helmsman® forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture and its special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons, temperatures, and humidity change. The enhanced ultraviolet absorbers found in Water Based Helmsman® reduce the graying and fading effects of the sun and its superior formula allows for a rapid recoat.

  • Contains UV blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects
  • Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Helmsman® Teak Oil

Helmsman® Teak Oil protects dense woods and enhances wood grain by penetrating into wood pores, restoring the wood's natural warmth and richness.

  • Apply periodically to refresh your dense woods and help protect them from UV rays.
  • Helmsman® Teak oil is recommended for outdoor and indoor wood furniture, and marine surfaces above the water line.
  • Restores the wood's natural warmth and richness

Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane 350 VOC

Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane 350 VOC is a clear, oil-based, durable protective finish.

  • Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface
  • Among the most durable coatings for wood protection
  • Ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets, and floors

Available Sheens

Warm Gloss, Warm Satin, Warm Semi-Gloss, Warm Ultra Flat

Minwax® Wipe-On Poly Oil-Based Polyurethane Finish

Minwax Wipe-On Poly is a high quality, durable polyurethane finish that provides protection with a classic, hand-rubbed look. It delivers a hard, clear finish that protects wood against water, household chemicals, food stains, and wear. Wipe-On Poly is easy to apply. Just wipe it on with a cloth – No need to worry about drips or brush marks.

  • Easy to apply - no drips or brush marks
  • Protects wood against water, household chemicals, food stains and wear
  • Provides a hand-rubbed look

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin

Minwax® Wipe-On Poly Water-Based Polyurethane Finish

A clear, ultra fast-drying finish that combines excellent durability with the warmth and beauty of traditional polyurethane. Because it’s water-based, it has little odor and cleans up easily with warm water. It protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces such as furniture, cabinets and doors.

  • Excellent Durability
  • Ultra Fast-Drying
  • Low Odor

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin

Minwax® Brushing Lacquer

Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer is a beautiful, clear, durable protective wood finish. It is ideal for interior wood surfaces, and can be used over bare or stained wood. It dries to the touch in 30 minutes, ensuring a smooth, dust-free finish. Recoat in only two hours, with no sanding needed between coats. The finish flows evenly across the wood to provide a smooth surface. Once Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer has been applied, another coat can be applied at any time without having to remove the old lacquer finish.

  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes, ensuring a smooth, dust-free finish
  • Requires no sanding between coats
  • Great for woodwork, cabinets, furniture, doors, accessories

Available Sheens

Gloss, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is formulated to work as a base coat under Minwax Clear Brushing Lacquer.

  • Easy to sand
  • Dries quickly
  • Seals the wood in just one coat