Minwax® 233334444 Water Based Polycrylic Protective Finish, 1/2 Pt, Satin


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SKU: 10862614
MFG: 233334444


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
  • 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.


  • Sheens: Satin
  • 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
  • VOC Content: Maximum VOC of 275 g/L.

Recommended Uses:

  • Woodwork, furniture, cabinets, doors, not recommended for floors.


  • 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 cloth dampened with water or mineral spirits. Let dry completely
  • If desired, apply Minwaxr Wood FinishT or Minwaxr Water Based Wood Stain to unfinished interior wood surfaces following label directions. Wait at least 24 hours before applying Polycrylicr over Minwaxr Wood FinishT
  • Stir well before and regularly during use. DO NOT SHAKE. FINISH APPEARS MILKY IN CAN BUT DRIES CRYSTAL CLEAR
  • Apply a thin coat of Polycrylicr with a high-quality synthetic bristle brush. Apply in one direction with the grain. Do not overbrush
  • Let dry at least 2 hours then sand with very fine sandpaper (220 grit) to ensure an even finish and proper adhesion of additional coats. Do not use steel wool. Remove all dust
  • Apply second coat. For additional coats, repeat Step 6 before applying. Three coats are recommended
  • After final coat, allow 3 hours before light handling and 24 hours before normal use.


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.

Can I use steel wool in place of fine sandpaper?

  • No. Since steel wool and water can cause rust, steel wool should be avoided around all water-based wood finishing products. A stray strand lodged in the surface could leave an unsightly stain in the wood.


  • 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.
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