Minwax 63010444 Fast-Drying Polyurethane Oil-Based Satin Finish, Clear, 1 Quart


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SKU: 10094698
MFG: 63010444


Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane is a clear, oil-based, durable protective finish. Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface. Among the most durable coatings for wood protection. Ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors. Can be used on both finished and unfinished wood.

  • Size: 1 Qt
  • Color: Clear
  • Fast drying
  • Superior durability
  • Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface
  • Among the most durable coatings for wood protection
  • Ideal for woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors
  • Can be used on both finished and unfinished wood.


  • Sheens: Satin
  • Application tool: Natural bristle brush, foam brush, or lambswool applicator
  • Location: Interior wood surfaces
  • Recoat: After 4-6 hours
  • Cleanup: Mineral spirits or paint thinner
  • Coverage: 125 sq. ft. per quart
  • Coats: 2-3
  • Recommended uses: Woodwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors.


  • Surface must be dry and free of old finishes in poor condition, paint, wax, grease, polish, dirt or other foreign matter.
  • Sand to obtain a smooth uniform surface. Remove all dust with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  • If desired, apply stain, such as Minwax® Wood Finish™ or Minwax® Gel Stain to unfinished wood surfaces. Follow directions for application and dry times.
  • Stir Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane before and during use to eliminate settling on the bottom of the can. Stir to rotate the product from the bottom to the top of the can. NEVER SHAKE.
  • Apply a THIN coat of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane using a high-quality natural or foam brush.
  • For floor projects, use a square buff orbital or disk-type sander with 220 grit sandpaper or the equivalent grit pad or screen (specifically designed for sanding between coats). Do not use a belt or drum-type sander for sanding between coats. Follow the sander manufacturer’s directions for your type of project.
  • Apply second coat. If third coat is desired, repeat step 6 before application.
  • After final coat, allow 24 hours before light use.


What can be done to avoid bubbles in the finish?

  • There are four ways. First, stir, don't shake, the can. Second, use a high-quality, natural bristle brush. Third, work the finish into the wood, but don't create excess foam. Fourth, "tip-off" the finish before stopping, carefully running the brush at a 45-degree angle the length of each board in one unbroken movement. This will burst and smooth out any bubbles that may have been created.

Should Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane be sanded between coats?

  • Yes. A light sanding (#220 sandpaper) will remove any fine particles of dust that have settled on the finish while it was still wet. Light sanding also helps abrade the surface, improving intercoat adhesion.

Why does Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane sometimes take longer to dry than the instructions indicate?

  • The drying time is affected by the amount of moisture in the air, the air temperature and the thickness of the coats. When humidity is high, temperature is low, or coats are thick, it takes longer for the film to dry.

What is the best way to determine how many coats of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane to apply?

  • If you look closely at the wood in bright, direct light, you should not be able to detect any dry spots. If you do, an additional coat is necessary to protect 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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