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Minwax

Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish Clear Gloss 1-Qt

Average Rating:out of 5 stars
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Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish is a durable, water-based, crystal clear, protective finish that is ultra-fast drying.

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Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish is a durable, water-based, crystal clear, protective finish that is ultra-fast drying.
  • Dries crystal clear so as to not change the color of the surface it is applied to
  • Water-based formula allows for easy soap and water clean up
  • Ultra fast-drying formula allows for quick recoats in 2 hours
  • Resists damage from abrasion, scuffing, chipping, water, alcohol and other common household chemicals

Warnings:

proposition 65 reasons:N/A

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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Specifications

Features
Fast Drying, Interior, Dries Clear
Brand
Minwax
Assembled Product Weight
2.5 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number
65555444
Manufacturer
Consumer Brands Group
Color
Clear
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
4.75 x 4.75 x 5.00 Inches

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Average Rating:(3.9)out of 5 stars
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Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Excellent!
I use this Minwax Polycrylic on my diamond paintings. It seals them and keeps the diamonds from coming off. Nice clear coat and lets the sparkles shine thru. Excellent!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Milky Finish. DO NOT BUY.
ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING RESULTS. I used this product to protect 3 canvas prints and it destroyed them. They have a milky finish. We followed the instructions and it ruined my prints. I'm beyond upset with minwax. Do not purchase.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Excellent!
I use this Minwax Polycrylic on my diamond paintings. It seals them and keeps the diamonds from coming off. Nice clear coat and lets the sparkles shine thru. Excellent!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Milky Finish. DO NOT BUY.
ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING RESULTS. I used this product to protect 3 canvas prints and it destroyed them. They have a milky finish. We followed the instructions and it ruined my prints. I'm beyond upset with minwax. Do not purchase.
I use this Minwax Polycrylic on my diamond paintings. It seals them and keeps the diamonds from coming off. Nice clear coat and lets the sparkles shine thru. Excellent!
ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING RESULTS. I used this product to protect 3 canvas prints and it destroyed them. They have a milky finish. We followed the instructions and it ruined my prints. I'm beyond upset with minwax. Do not purchase.

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1-10 of 52 reviews
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Excellent!

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I use this Minwax Polycrylic on my diamond paintings. It seals them and keeps the diamonds from coming off. Nice clear coat and lets the sparkles shine thru. Excellent!

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Crystal clear!

I built a kitchen table out of birch and when the kids saw it, I ended up making three more out of eastern red cedar (juniper). I really like the clear finish that didn't amber the natural color. (However, eastern red cedar changes from purple to brown when finished.) One thing I learned was that I needed to apply thick coats that looked milky to reduce brush streaks. Contrary to your recommendation, instead of using a synthetic bristle brush I ended up using a high dollar natural bristle brush. The cedar is bad about having lots of tiny holes and imperfections from its many limbs. I would have liked for the polycrylic to flow more than what it did to help fill the imperfections. It was indoors during winter time and the woodstove no doubt lowered the humidity greatly, which may have accentuated the problem. However, the lack of odor made the projects possible. Couldn't have done it outside in the shop with rain, snow and fog. I'll use polycrylic on my next projects.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Just as good as the expensive brands!

I researched a lot of the woodworking store brands. They were very labor intensive, many steps, and almost operating room conditions needed. I have always used Minwax products only projects in the past but thought I'd give the expensive products a try since reading about them in the trade mags. Made up samples, (4), and asked my wife to pick the finish she wanted on her walnut table and benches. . . Guess what, she picked the Minwax finish over all the others! I even mis-tabled them to add to the drama ! ! ! She still picked the Minwax finish. . . and I'd have to agree with her. Easy to apply, used a painting pad and couldn't ask for a better result.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

New cherry paneling looks AWESOME with Polycrylic!

I am currently installing cherry picture frame paneling in our former dining room, which we've converted into a billiards room (who REALLY ever uses their dining room anymore anyway?).

I just finished 12 4x8 1/4" cherry plywood panels with 2 coats of Polycrylic over a coat of Minwax water-based sanding sealer, and the results are simply incredible. The Polycrylic has been a joy to apply, brushed out very nicely to a completely even finish, and left NO brush marks at all. It dried very quickly, and I was able to apply the next coat in a couple of hours. A quick sand with 220 is all that’s needed before the next coat.

In the past, I've always used 2 coats of dewaxed shellac, then two coats of nitrocellulose brushing lacquer - but I am now a believer in the Minwax water-based products. Shellac and lacquer are much more difficult to apply, and they produce no better results than Polycrylic. In fact, I think I actually like the look of the Polycrylic on cherry better than lacquer - and it produces NO FUMES AT ALL (lacquer fumes will literally knock you out). It doesn't even need to be rubbed out like I have always done with the lacquer.

For my future cherry projects - or any projects - Minwax Polycrylic will be my go-to finish! I'm very impressed and quite pleased with the results.

Pictures are of the finished panels glued on the walls. The “picture frame” trim will be next. It will be 5/4” solid cherry. Can’t wait to see how it finishes with the Polycrylic!

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Easy and quick

I was nervous to try this product out but was pleasantly surprised! It went on easily and dries quickly. I was surprised that there is hardly an odor with this product too. I chalk painted my entertainment center and after a few paint chipping, decided I needed a protective coating over it if I didn’t want to repaint every 2 years. A blogger recommended this product and I couldn’t have agreed with her more. I chose the satin gloss to give it a pretty shine and it made the color pop more. I’m incredibly happy with the end results.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Not so scary, great result

I had a carpenter make a rolling "wine bar" that was paint grade, but being amazing, he used a top quality basswood plywood with maple trim. Once I saw it I decided I didn't want to cover it up, just protect the wood. He recommended a water based product, as did Home Depot (way easier to use, to clean up, and the fumes are much less). I bought this in Clear Satin. I used the technique and patience of a deranged raccoon. I had watched a YouTube video of a women discussing how careful you need to be, to only stir slowly and not shake the can, to only go one way and in the direction of the grain, be wary of brush strokes and bubbles, etc. Nope. Tom Sawyer would have laughed at my application process. It's thick and sticky on wood so I spread in cross-hatch, then went back and smoothed it out with the grain. I sorta sanded lightly between 1st and 2nd coats. I did use a microfiber rag to dust before each application. I think it turned out beautifully. If you are afraid to try, go with Satin as it does dry clear (but goes on milky).

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Best Finish Ever

I like this product so much because it doesn't "amber" the wood like polyurethane does. Have used it on three dining tables I've built and my customers could be happier.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Super ultra fast dry

The dry time for this product is amazing. Provides a beautiful clear coat. Photo is a Birch butcher block with Minwax Colonial Maple stain and Minwax satin finish Polycrylic.

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Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

Didn't dry right...Sticky finish

I used this on some night tables and one of them, has a sticky finish. If water sits on it, the finish becomes sticky. I didn't add any stain, just natural finish on mahogany. The other night table is fine. I don't know if I did not allow the table to dry properly, since it was 2 years ago. But I had to go back and sand down that night table and I am waiting now to reapply this Polycrylic. I love the finished results its just this has happened twice using this product. Any advise would be helpful.

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Hello, We are sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with our Polycrylic protective finish. The sticky finish can be the result of one or more factors. So that we can better assist you with this matter, please contact us directly at askminwax@sherwin.com or by phone at 1-800-523-9299. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars

Milky Finish. DO NOT BUY.

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ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING RESULTS. I used this product to protect 3 canvas prints and it destroyed them. They have a milky finish. We followed the instructions and it ruined my prints. I'm beyond upset with minwax. Do not purchase.

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Hello. We are sorry to hear that our Polycrylic protective finish turned milky. However, this may have something to do with applying it on canvas. Our polyurethane protective finishes are for hardwood only. There may be other factors contributing to this look as well. So that we can better assist you with this matter, please contact us directly at askminwax@sherwin.com or by phone at 1-800-523-9299. Sincerely, Minwax Customer Support

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by DebiJune 18, 2018


1. Hello. Bubbles can be caused by many factors. So that we can better assist you with this matter, please contact us directly at askminwax@sherwin.com or by phone at 1-800-523-9299. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
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Last answer: July 3, 2018

by PJOctober 18, 2013


1. Depends on what paint your using.Best bet is spray urethane, it goes on super thin and dries fast.I've done that many times over even latex paint.It is smelly and need good ventilation though.
by kalnflorida
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Last answer: February 19, 2016

by JayMarch 2, 2018


1. Hello. No, the Polycrylic is not rated for floors and will not hold up to food traffic. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
by MINWAX
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Last answer: March 16, 2018

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