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
  • Protective coating is ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors
  • Ultra fast-drying clear coat
  • Non-ambering, easy cleanup with warm water
  • Available in a variety of sheens
  • Minwax is America’s leading brand of wood finishing and wood care projects

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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.
  • PREPARATION
    • Surface must be dry and free of wax, grease, polish, old finishes in poor condition or any foreign matter.
    • Sand to a smooth, uniform surface. Do not use steel wool. Remove dust with a damp cloth. Let dry completely.
    • If desired, apply stain such as Minwax® Water-Based Wood Stain or Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain to bare wood surfaces following label directions. Wait at least 24 hours before applying Minwax® One Coat Polyurethane over Minwax Wood Finish Stain.
    • Stir well before and regularly during use. DO NOT SHAKE.
  • APPLICATION
    • Apply a coat of Minwax® One Coat Polyurethane with a high-quality synthetic bristle brush. Apply in the direction of the wood grain in one smooth, uniform coat.
    • Allow 2 hours before light handling and 24 hours before normal use.
    • Special Instructions: Minwax® One Coat Polyurethane should not be applied over red mahogany stains. Instead use Minwax® Fast Drying Polyurethane or Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane over any red mahogany stain.
    • Special Instructions: Minwax® One Coat Polyurethane is not recommended for use on floors because it would require more frequent recoating in high traffic areas. Instead, we recommend Minwax® Super Fast Drying Polyurethane for Floors or Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish for maximum durability.
  • CAUTIONS
    CAUTIONS: CONTAINS ALKYL PROPANOLS, ETHYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCOL ETHERS AND METHYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE. CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT MAY CAUSE ADVERSE REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS AND MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE DEVELOPING FETUS BASED ON ANIMAL DATA. 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 care of eye contact, flush throughly with large amounts of water for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash throughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide fresh air and call 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 inhailing the contents may be harmful or fatal. WARNING:This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other productive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. CONFORMS TO ASTM-D-4236.Contact a physician for more health information.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS
035777739754 - 1 Quart -
035777739693 - 1 Quart -
027426356108 Clear 1 Quart SDS
027426356153 Clear 1 Quart SDS
027426356054 Clear 1 Quart SDS