Top 10 Varnish For Wood – Household Polyurethanes, Shellac & Varnish

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1. Rust-Oleum

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Quart, Rust-Oleum 207008 Marine Spar Varnish

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Rust-Oleum #ad - Expands and contracts with changing weather conditions. Ft. Durable coating provides excellent resistance to UV, salt and mildew. Uv resistant. Twice as durable as conventional wood finishes. This item is not for sale in Catalina Island. Dries to the touch in 2 hours and covers up to 150 sq. Salt and mildew resistant. Ideal for use on exterior wood surfaces above the water line, including trim, railings and wood furniture. Crystal-clear varnish leaves a beautiful gloss finish with maximum protection. Oil-based formula expands and contracts with changing weather conditions.
BrandRust-Oleum #ad
ManufacturerRust-Oleum #ad
Height5 Inches
Length5 Inches
Weight2.15 Pounds
Width5 Inches
Part Number207008
Model207008

2. Howard Products

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Howard Products RF6016 Restor-A-Finish, Dark Walnut, 16 oz

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Howard Products #ad - Available in nine colors to match almost any wood finish tone; Neutral, Dark Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, Dark Walnut, Maple-Pine, Golden Oak, and Ebony Brown. Before you go to the extreme of stripping it, restore it.

For all medium dark finishes. This item is not for sale in Catalina Island. Removes white heat rings and water marks, sun fade, oxidation, smoke damage and most other blemishes. With a simple wipe-on, wipe-off process, most finished wood surfaces that seem to need a complete refinishing job can be restored in a few minutes.

Restor-a-finish is a unique finish-penetrating formula that restores wood finishes while blending out minor scratches, blemishes and abrasions. Restor-a-finish restores the finish without removing any of the existing finish. Blends out scratches and blemishes. Restores color and luster to faded finishes. Eliminates white heat rings and water marks.
BrandHoward Products #ad
ManufacturerHoward Products #ad
Height6.5 Inches
Length1.8 Inches
Width3.9 Inches
Part NumberRF6016
ModelRF6016

3. Minwax

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Minwax 33055000 Fast-Drying Polyurethane Aerosol, Semi-Gloss, 11.5 ounce

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Minwax #ad - Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface. Among the most durable coatings for wood protection. Long lasting durable finish. Ideal for woodworking, furniture, doors, cabinets and floors. Dries fast and offers long lasting beauty on both finished and unfinished wood surfaces. Easy to apply, easy-care. Finish aerosol. Hardest of protective coatings.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerMinwax #ad
Height2.69 Inches
Length8.13 Inches
Weight0.91 Pounds
Width2.69 Inches
Part Number33055000
Model33055000

4. Minwax

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Minwax 233334444 Minwaxc Polycrylic Water Based Protective Finishes, 1/2 Pint, Satin

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Minwax #ad - Protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces including woodwork, furniture, doors and cabinets. Water clean-up. Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light woods like maple, ash and birch as well as over Minwax Water-Based Wood Stains. Low odor, non-yellowing. Available in gloss, satin, semi gloss, matte and ultra flat. Fast drying. Water-based formula allows for easy soap and water clean up. 1/2 pint. Ultra fast-drying formula allows for quick recoats in 2 hours. Satin.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerMinwax #ad
Height2.87 Inches
Length2.87 Inches
Weight1.5 Pounds
Width3 Inches
Part Number233334444
Model233334444

5. Epifanes

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Epifanes Clear Varnish 500 ml

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Epifanes #ad - Use on new wood or restoring old wood to a deep clear finish, softwood or hardwood, marine or household applications. World famous, highest quality tradional tung oil marine spar varnish. Formulated with tung oil, phenolic and alkyd resins resulting in a finish that has superior flow, gloss, durability, and exceptional longevity. Uv filters for superior protection with an ultra high gloss finish. Used in many applications, sprayed, both exterior and interior, brushed, household or marine, or rolled and tipped.
BrandEpifanes #ad
ManufacturerEpifanes #ad
Part NumberCV.500
ModelCV.500

6. Varathane

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8 Fl Oz, Varathane 200061H Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, Half Pint, Gloss Finish

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Varathane #ad - Gloss finish creates a polished and clean look. Easy water clean-up. Durable formula provides outstanding stain and scratch resistance with excellent clarity.

The best scratch and stain protection available. Dries to the touch in 30 minutes with coverage up to 31. 25 sq. Low odor and fast, easy soap and water clean-up. Clear formula ideal for interior projects like furniture, doors, cabinets and trim. Water based formula dries fast and cleans up with soap and water. Crystal clear finish that never yellows. Material Type: Liquid. Ft. Recoat after 2 hours. Protects indoor wood surfaces such as furniture, cabinets, windows, trim and more.
BrandVarathane #ad
ManufacturerRust-Oleum #ad
Height7 Inches
Length11 Inches
Weight1.22 Pounds
Width9 Inches
Part Number200061H
Model200061H
WarrantySatisfaction Guaranteed

7. Minwax

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Quart, Minwax 63205444 Helmsman Spar Urethane, Satin

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Minwax #ad - Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light-colored woods and stains. Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture. For easy clean-up use mineral spirits or paint thinner. Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Dries quickly. Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change. Ideal for use on doors, bathroom cabinets, kitchen countertops, trim, windows, bar tops, outdoor furniture.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerPaint Sundries Solutions #ad
Height4.89 Inches
Length4.25 Inches
Weight0.91 Kilograms
Width4.25 Inches
Part Number63205444
Model63205444

8. Minwax

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Minwax 40910000 Wipe-On Poly Finish Clear, pint, Satin

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Minwax #ad - Made of a high quality oil-based polyurethane. Protects against water, household chemicals, food stains and wear. Protects wood against water, household chemicals, food stains and wear. Easy to apply - no drips or brush marks. Available in Gloss or Satin. Provides a hand-rubbed look.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerMinwax #ad
Height6.75 Inches
Length2.5 Inches
Weight1.33 Pounds
Width2.75 Inches
Part Number40910000
Model40910000

9. Minwax

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Gloss, quart, Minwax 630500444 Water Based Helmsman Spar Urethane

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Minwax #ad - Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperature changes. Spar urethane. Specially formulated protective clear finish for exterior or interior wood that is exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes.

Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture. Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture. Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light-colored woods and stains. Dries quickly and cleans up easily with warm water. Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change. Spar urethane. Ideal for use on doors, bathroom cabinets, kitchen countertops, bar tops, windows, trim, outdoor furniture. Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperature changes.

Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Specially formulated protective clear finish for exterior or interior wood that is exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes. Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerMinwax #ad
Height5 Inches
Length5 Inches
Width5 Inches
Part Number630500444
Model630500444

10. Minwax

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Minwax 63200444 Helmsman Spar Urethane, quart, Gloss

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Minwax #ad - Cleanup: mineral spirits or paint thinner following manufacturer's safety instructions. Dry time: 24 hours before normal use. Contains uv blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects. Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture. Recommended uses: furniture, molding, paneling, woodwork, doors, cabinets, accessories. Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change. Application Tool: natural bristle brush.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerPaint Sundries Solutions #ad
Height4.89 Inches
Length4.25 Inches
Width4.25 Inches
Part Number63200444
Model63200444