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 3-4 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
  • Protective coating is ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors
  • Fast-drying clear coat allows for quick recoats after 3-4 hours
  • Minwax is America’s leading brand of wood finishing and wood care projects
Warm Semi-Gloss, Warm Gloss, Warm Satin, Warm Ultra Flat

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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.
    • Surface must be dry and free of paint, wax, grease, polish, old finishes in poor condition or any foreign matter.
    • Sand to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Remove all dust.
    • If desired, apply stain, such as Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain to unfinished interior wood surfaces. Follow directions for application instructions and dry times.
    • Stir Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane before and during use to eliminate settling on the bottom of the can. Stir to rotate the product from the bottom to the top of the can. NEVER SHAKE. Do not thin
    • Apply a THIN coat of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane using a high-quality, natural bristle or foam brush.
    • Let dry 4-6 hours. Then lightly sand entire surface with fine sandpaper (220-grit) to ensure an even finish and proper adhesion. Remove all dust. For floor projects, use a square buff orbital or disk-type sander with 220-grit sandpaper or the equivalent grit pad or screen (specifically designed for sanding between coats). Do not use a belt or drum-type sander for sanding between coats. Follow the sander manufacturer’s directions for your type of project.
    • Apply a second coat. If a third coat is desired, repeat step 6 before application.
    • After final coat, allow 24 hours before light use.
    • When used on hardwood floors, use a lambswool or synthetic pad applicator, or a natural bristle brush and maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks. For maximum durability, we recommend 3 coats. Avoid heavy traffic and replacing of furniture for 72 hours after the final coat. When replacing furniture, do not slide. Do not install rugs or clean floors for 7 days.
    DANGER: Rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately place rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue in a sealed, water-filled, metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations. CAUTIONS: CONTAINS ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS. Contents are COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame. VAPOR HARMFUL. 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 for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide fresh air and call physician. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG TERM OVEREXPOSURE. Contains solvents which can cause permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS PDS
027426330559 Clear 11.5 oz SDS -
027426630000 Clear 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426630055 Clear 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710283 Clear 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710306 Clear 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426330504 Clear 11.5 oz SDS -
027426330603 Clear 11.5 oz SDS -
027426710290 Clear 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426630109 Clear 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710580 Clear 2.5 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710603 Clear 2.5 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710597 Clear 2.5 Gallon SDS PDS
027426230002 Clear 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426230057 Clear 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426230101 Clear 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426230118 Clear 1/2 Pint SDS -
027426630161 Clear 1 Quart SDS -
027426710276 Clear 1 Gallon SDS -
027426330115 Clear 11 oz SDS -

  • Minwax® Product Warranty
    SATISFACTION GUARANTEE LIMITED WARRANTY. This warranty is made to you, the product purchaser who owns the property where the product is applied. This warranty is not transferable except that if a contractor purchased and applied the product to the property for you, then the warranty is transferable to you. If this product, when applied and maintained according to product application and maintenance instructions to a properly prepared surface, fails to perform to your complete satisfaction, Minwax shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase, either replace an equivalent quantity of product free of charge or refund the original purchase price. For a replacement or refund please contact customer service at 1-800-523-9299. This warranty shall not apply to any defect, damage, or product failure resulting from improper surface preparation, structural defects, environmental damage, failure of a previous product, deterioration or defect in the underlying substrate, or improper application or maintenance of the product. Your exclusive remedy, and Minwax's sole liability, under this warranty is the replacement of product or refund and does not include labor or costs associated with the application or removal of any product. IN NO EVENT SHALL MINWAX BE LIABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT PURCHASER IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL HAVE THE SAME DURATION AS THE ABOVE EXPRESS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or limitations on incidental or consequential damages, so portions of the limitations above might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.