Minwax® 222224444 Water-Based Polycrylic™ Protective Finish, Clear Mat
Minwax® Polycrylic™ Protective Finish is a crystal clear, ultra fast-drying protective topcoat. Protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces including woodwork, furniture, doors and cabinets. Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light woods like maple, ash and birch as well as over Minwax® Water Based Wood Stains. Dries quickly. Cleans up easily with warm water.
- Size: 1/2 Pt
- Color: Clear Matte
- Covers 125 sqft
- Protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces including woodwork, furniture, doors and cabinets
- Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light woods like maple, ash and birch as well as over minwax® water based wood stains
- Dries quickly
- Cleans up easily with warm water
- 3 hours dry time.
- Sheens: Matte
- Application Tool: Synthetic bristle brush
- Location: Interior wood surfaces
- Recoat: After 2 hours
- Dry Time: 3 hours for light handling, 24 hours for normal use
- Cleanup: Soap and warm water
- Coverage: 125 sq. ft. per quart
- Coats: 2-3.
- Woodwork, furniture, cabinets, doors, not recommended for floors.
Why does Minwax® Polycrylic™ Protective Finish appear milky in the can?
- The milk-white appearance is caused by the scattering and reflection of light striking the liquid and the particles suspended in it. The slight haziness disappears on the wood leaving a clear finish.
Can Polycrylic™ be used over Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains?
- Yes, provided the Wood Finish™ has dried completely, which generally takes 24 hours. The one exception is over Wood Finish™ Red Mahogany Stain. Polycrylic™ and Red Mahogany are not compatible.
When applying Polycrylic™ over wood that has not been sealed with a wood stain, how can grain raising be minimized?
- Sand the wood prior to applying Polycrylic™. Before the final sanding, moisten the wood with a rag or sponge dipped in water. Allow the wood to dry, then sand off the raised grain with #220 sandpaper. After wiping off the dust, apply Polycrylic™.
Should Polycrylic™ be sanded between coats?
- Yes. A light sanding (#220 sandpaper) will remove any fine particles of dust which settle on the finish while it is still wet. Light sanding also helps abrade the surface, improving intercoat adhesion.
Will water damage Polycrylic™ after it has dried?
- Once the resins have dried and hardened they cannot be re-dissolved by water. The dry film resists damage from water and household spills.