Benjamin Moore Stays Clear Interior Acrylic Polyurethane Varnish

  • Commercial and residential use
  • A premium quality product that combines the attributes of acrylic and polyurethane resin to produce a durable clear finish that dries quickly with very little odour
  • Provides excellent resistance to damage caused by abrasion, household chemicals and water, alcohol or food stains
  • For use on new or previously painted, stained, or varnished interior wood surfaces, including floors
  • May also be used as a protective clear coat over decorative faux finishes on any substrate
  • Flat (F425) is not recommended for floors
  • High gloss (F422) and Low Lustre (F423) has excellent scratch and stain resistance
  • Quart (946 millilitres)- One coat of approximately 100 square feet of wall space
  • Gallon (3.79 litres)- One coat of approximately 400 square feet of wall space
  • *Coverage may vary depending on the type, age, and texture of substrate as well as the application method*

  • Surfaces to be finished must be free of wax, dirt, grease, dust, and other contaminants
  • Glossy surfaces must be dulled
  • Do not use steel wool
  • Do not apply over sanding sealers or lacquers that contain stearates
  • Sand wood along the grain with fine sandpaper and remove dust with tack rags or a vacuum cleaner prior to finishing
  • Use in a well-ventilated area
  • Stir thoroughly before use but do not shake
  • Apply with a synthetic bristle brush, short nap roller, or pad along the grain of the wood in thin, even coats
  • Keep a wet-edge during application and avoid working back into partially dry areas
  • This product can also be sprayed
  • Product first appears milky upon application, but dries to a clear finish
  • At least 2 coats are recommended over previously finished surfaces; three coats are suggested on new or unfinished wood
  • Sand lightly with fine sandpaper between coats to ensure a smooth finish
  • Do not use steel wool
  • When applying over a painted surface, test a small area before finishing the entire surface to ensure desired effect is achieved
  • See technical data sheet for detailed floor application instructions
  • Keep container closed when not in use
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • It is recommended that anyone who is applying the product or present during application of this product, especially those who are asthmatic, follow the manufacturer's safety precautions
  • It is recommended that pregnant women are not present when product is being applied and drying
  • Dries to touch in 1 hour
  • May be recoated in 2-3 hours; high humidity, cooler temperatures, and thickness of application may prolong drying times
  • Do not apply when surface and air temperatures are below 10°C (50°F) or if high humidity conditions exist
  • Optimal conditions are 15.6°C to 26.7°C (60°F to 80°F) and 30% to 60% relative humidity
  • Clean equipment immediately with warm, soapy water
  • Spray equipment should be given a final rinse with mineral spirits to prevent rusting
  • In case of spillage, absorb with inert material and dispose of in accordance with local regulations
  • Wash thoroughly after handling
  • When storing, tightly close container and store upside down
  • Store in a well-ventilated area
  • Do not store near heat, sparks, open flame, or other sources of ignition
  • Protect from freezing
  • Use completely or dispose of properly

Safety Data Sheet-High Gloss (F422)