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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
Wanted to add to the chorus of bad reviews for this product. I am not a novice at finishing hardwood floors and I followed the instructions exactly. The finish turned out bumpy and bubbly. I am now going to be forced to sand this off and try again with a quality product. Please beware.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2011
Yesterday I recoated my polyurethaned wood floor with Minwax oil based polyurethane satin finish. I am quite disappointed seeing it today.
I have done other floors in the past beside this one. They have always had a great smooth finish. I screened the floor with an industrial machine with 120 grit screens. I cleaned the floor with mineral spirits.
I applied the urethane with lambs wool applicator and today upon inspection the floor looks a lot worse than it did before using the Minwax product. I am very disappointed.
I polyurethaned the floor 10 years ago and now it looks pretty bad. You can see where the lambs wool stopped, you can see ridges in the polyurethane finish.
Thinning the product may have helped. Perhaps cleaning the floor with mineral spirits was the problem? I am not sure.
The polyurethane must have been too thick and didn't settle flat. Maybe it is the quick drying formula, not sure.
Very unhappy with the results.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2013
Do not use Minwax. I had a weeks vacation to finish up the rental apartment that I own. I figured with "Super Fast Drying" polyurethane I would have the job done in 2 days at most. I stained the floor with Minwax brand stain, wiped up the excess, let it dry, and then applied the poly. It was not dry in 6-8 hours as the can states. So I let it sit for over 24 hours. Still not dry so I called the help number that was on the can. They said to rub in the paint thinner/ mineral spirits and let it dry. I did that and it still wasn't dry. They said that I used too much poly so I did the math. About 3/4 of a can over about 400 square feet. This is about right. I called back again and was told to continue using the mineral spirits. I have now applied mineral spirits more times than I can remember. I have to go to work and the floor is still sticky. Do not use!!!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2010
I resurfaced hardwood floors twice in life. The first time I did so I had no problems(oil based polyurethane). Years later I surfaced a diff. set of floors and this time I decided to try Minwax oil based polyurethane. What a nightmare. Even though I did a thin coat(and only one coat at that), the top portion dried while the bottom did not. Finally, after 6 weeks it seems the bottom portion is dry. However, the floor is still slighty tackey and there is a polyurethane smell that will not go away. At this point I do not know what to do. Their support is rude and they insist I did to thick of coat(even though they have never seen the floor). I know I didn't because I hired a contracter to look at it and he said I didn't do anything wrong and I just got bad luck. I am probably going to have to resurface this floor again. If you go through the trouble of resurfaceing hardwood floors, I would not take the risk of using this product. It has ruined the last 6 weeks of my life and may ruin a few more.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2012
I hired a floor refinishing company to refinish our floors while we were out of town on a business trip. In a phone call with the supervisor he said he wasn't happy with the way the floor was turning out and thought perhaps there was a problem with the product.

When I got home yesterday I was really disappointed in the poor quality of the finish. Imagine my surprise when I found cans of this product in the garage and looked for problem reports online. Clearly, Minwax has a problem with their VOC Fast Drying Polyurethane For Floors. There is not a single good review about it, and I certainly won't allow it to be used as we try to recover from the damage it has done to our floors.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2013
After investing money and time to sand the floor and following the product's directions, I am so disappointed with the results. The past week was very hot with low humidity so it was really a good time to poly the floor. Six days later and there are areas that are still not dry enough to accept furniture without leaving an imprint from the legs. We still cannot wear slippers or ever walk barefeet without leaving a print. This is not the first time we have finished our floor. Do not purchase Minwax products for refinishing your floor. We will have to sand again. Hopefully we won't have to go to bare floor. A rating of one star is actually too much.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2013
Stays gummy.. I am working on bookcase / TV stand, -multiple cabinets that get assembled as one centerpiece. I have let certain cabinets dry for weeks. When I go to scuff it prior to another coat, it is gummy. I try VERY lightly sanding it with a 5" Festool R/O sander with 320 grit & i get these little balls of poly that spit out from underneath my sanders pad. I am shocked - something as easy as poly & I'm having this much trouble with. Also I agree with some of the prior reviews - I would think the Minwax poly would do a better job of leveling out. -I have been able to remedy some of this with wet sanding (600 grit) -Just be careful! & it is a lot of work.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2013
My problem wasn't the drying time - that was fine. My problem was with the satin finish medium at the bottom of the bucket. I could not get it to dissolve! I stirred and stirred and stirred - no luck. I had two buckets and both were the same. So, my floors are shinier than I wanted them to be. It's so much work with the sanding, clean-up and then this. Do not use this product. I've had better luck with their plain ole fast drying product.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2013
I have read the customer reviews for - " Customer Reviews
Minwax 13025 VOC Fast Drying Polyurethane For Floor" which are almost all very negative. I had purchased this product locally and also found it very unsatisfactory . The negative reviews on your site are right-on correct.

My question to Amazon as it will be to Home Depot and other outlets is - WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU CONTINUE TO SELL A PRODUCT WHEN IT HAS SUCH NEGATIVE REPORTS? AT WHAT POINT TO YOU PULL IT OFF THE SHELVES OR WEB SITE AND SERVE NOTICE TO THE MANUFACTURER? That is an option any reseller has and a way to serve customers by making their feedback on experiences reported on a bad product effective. Rm4s inc , Bob Troendly, 770 329 3312
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2014
I'd give it a no-star rating if I could.

I have refinished floors before with no problem. This stuff is crap! I should have know there was something wrong with it when I saw it as a discontinued item at Home Depot.

I followed the directions to a T. The first coat went down fine with a lambswool applicator. Did the second within the suggested no-sand time frame with a lambswool applicator. It bubbled. There were no bubbles when I put it down...I checked with lights from all angles, but sometime during the drying process they formed. I waited a week for the third coat because I was so disgusted. Sanded with 220 grit, vacuumed, wiped with tack rag, then again with mineral spirits. Put down a third coat by hand with a natural bristle brush. Again, no bubbles when it was wet. The next morning, the areas where it had bubbled before were smooth, but it had bubbled in areas that were smooth on the second coat.

I'm going to have to have the floor resanded...another $300 out of my pocket. Will never use this product again.
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