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Cabot Stains Water-borne Polyurethane

Water-borne Polyurethane

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Quick Facts

  • Fast Drying
  • Superior durability against nicks, scratches, spills and stains
  • For interior and protected exterior wood surfaces, doors, furniture, cabinets
  • Use on bare, stained or previously varnished or finished wood

Safety Info

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Cabot® Interior Water-Borne Polyurethane is an easy-to-apply, quick clean-up, crystal-clear finish for interior wood surfaces. Formulated with state-of-the-art resins, this clear finish is non-yellowing and perfect for use over light or natural wood colors. Cabot Water-Borne Polyurethane dries quickly and can be recoated in only two hours. This extremely durable finish resists abrasion, alcohol, water and virtually all household chemicals. This product is ultra-fast drying, has superior hardness and adhesion.


One gallon covers up to 400-500 sq. ft. (37-46 m²) depending upon surface porosity. Do not thin.One quart covers up to 100-125 sq. ft. (9.3-11.6 m²) depending upon surface porosity. Do not thin.

Where to Use

Ideal for use on all interior bare and stained surfaces including furniture.

Preparing Your Surfaces

General: Clean and dry surface thoroughly, removing all dirt, dust, wax and wood marks. Remove gloss with sandpaper or liquid gloss remover. Do not apply over lacquer or shellac.
New or Stained Wood: Smooth wood lightly with sandpaper. Stain, if desired, and sand lightly again. Remove sanding dust before finishing. For the smoothest finish appearance on furniture and cabinets, apply one or two coats of Cabot® Water-Borne Sanding Sealer.
Painted or Varnished Wood: Remove all paint and varnish in poor condition with sandpaper or paint and varnish remover following manufacture's instructions and safety precautions. Then, follow new wood instructions. Varnish in good condition merely needs to be clean and have the gloss dulled.


DO NOT SHAKE! Stir well before using. Before applying the finish to the entire surface, check effect by testing on an extra piece of the same wood or by applying to a hidden part of the object. Apply a uniform, thin coat using a high quality, clean polyester brush. Do not apply with a roller. Brush in even strokes in the direction of the wood grain being careful not to overwork the finish or create foam when applying. Apply even pressure to applicator to ensure uniform film thickness. Allow to dry and sand lightly with a fine grit sandpaper between coats. DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL. Remove all sanding dust before applying additional coats. For best results, apply at least two thin coats.

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