Water Based Polyurethane for Floors is a durable protective finish specifically
formulated for hardwood floors. Minwax® Water Based Polyurethane
for Floors is water-based, therefore has little odor, dries quickly
and cleans up with warm water. Most projects can be completed in one
1.Sand floor as appropriate for the type of floor
finishing project. Carefully follow label directions and the directions
for the sander that you are using.
2.Remove all sanding dust. Thoroughly wipe floor with a clean damp cloth.
3.Seal the floor prior to applying Water Based Polyurethane for Floors.
If added color is desired, apply Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain
following label application directions. To seal the floor without adding
color, apply Minwax® Water Based Polyurethane for Floors Base Coat
or Minwax® Wood Finish™ Natural Stain following label directions.
Both options seal the wood grain, preventing a tannin reaction (discoloration)
between the wood and Minwax® Water Based Polyurethane for Floors.
4.Gently invert Minwax® Water Based Polyurethane for Floors 10-12
times before and occasionally during use. Product should be at room
temperature for best results. Note: the product will appear cloudy in
the container but dries clear.
5.Apply a thin coat using a new synthetic pad or lambswool applicator.
Maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks.
6.Allow finish to dry at least 2 hours. (If allowed to dry for more
than 24 hours, sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper. Do not scuff through
to bare wood).
7.Apply a second coat following steps 4 through 6 above.
8.Sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper.
9.Apply a third coat following steps 4 through 6 above.
10.For added protection, more coats may be applied, but sand prior to
final coat only.
Dry Time: Floor will bear light foot traffic in 24 hours. Do not expose
finish to rugs, cleaners, spills, or heavy traffic for one week. Dry
times are based on conditions of 77° F and 50% relative humidity.
Lower temperature, higher humidity, application of thick coats or poor
ventilation will increase dry times.
Clean application tools with warm water immediately after use.
Approximately 500-600 square feet per gallon
Store at room temperature. Keep from freezing.
Slight ambering may be experienced when product is applied over light-colored
surfaces. Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory
results. Avoid use over white or pastel stains. Do not use steel wool.
clean floors protected with Minwax® Water Based Polyurethane for
Floors, use a gentle cleaner such as Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner.