Product Description

Varathane® Water-based Floor Polyurethane is an acrylic polyurethane designed enhance the natural beauty of wood while providing excellent scratch and stain resistance. It is ideal for all interior stained, bare, or painted projects such as furniture, doors, cabinets, and trim. It has better durability than traditional wood finishes, is fast dry, and is self leveling.



  • Gloss
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Satin
  • Matte 



  • PREVIOUSLY FINISHED SURFACES: For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free of wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes. Waxes must be removed with a wax stripper; sanding does not remove wax. Shellac must be removed with a paint stripper. Previously finished floors in good condition should be cleaned with a TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate) solution in water, and rinsed thoroughly with clean water. Do not use TSP on bare wood floors as discoloring will occur. Some types of prefinished or factory finished floors may not be compatible with Varathane Premium Floor Finish. Refer to the Varathane Floor Finishing brochure or visit for more information. Old finishes in poor condition must be removed. Use the Varathane EZV ® floor sander to obtain a smooth surface. Remove all sanding dust using a vacuum or cloth dampened with mineral spirits. Warning: Sanding dust can be a spontaneous combustion hazard. Always dispose of collected sanding dust immediately.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to 

  • STAINED OR PAINTED WOOD: Follow manufacturer’s directions for application of stain or paint. Make certain surface is thoroughly dry before applying Varathane Premium Floor Finish. Refer to manufacturer’s label for dry times. For best results, use Varathane Premium Wood Stains.


  • UNFINISHED SURFACE PREPARATION: Using the Varathane EZVsander, sand the new wood surface. Remove dust with a rag dampened with mineral spirits or with a vacuum. Refer to the Varathane Floor Finishing brochure for more information. 


Product appears milky when wet but dries to a crystal clear coating. Use adequate ventilation at all times. Do not apply in direct sunlight. Apply when temperatures are between 55-90°F (12-38°C) and the relative humidity is below 85%. Use full strength. Do not dilute. Use care when applying over white or pastel paints or stains as discoloration may occur. Stir thoroughly before and during use. To prevent bubbles in the finish, DO NOT SHAKE, do not over-brush or apply with a roller. Apply using a good quality, natural bristle brush or wool applicator. Allow finish to dry a minimum of 2 hours and then recoat. Lower temperatures and/or higher humidity may cause slower dry times. Recoat only when previous coats have dried clear and feel hard. A powder should develop when lightly sanded. If any coat has dried more than 24 hours, lightly sand before re-coating. Apply additional coats following directions above. A minimum of 4 coats is recommended. If grain raise occurs, sand smooth before final coat. Allow finish to dry 24 hours before light use. Wait 3 days before subjecting surface to normal usage.


Test Varathane Water-based Floor Polyurethane in an inconspicuous area before beginning. Testing is particularly important when applying over paints or stains as the appearance of these products may change when an waterbased finish is applied.


Clean application tools and equipment with soap and water.