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Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane

Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane is a clear, tough coating that protects and beautifies wood. It can be recoated in as little as 3 hours and cures to an exceptionally hard finish, similar to those used in bowling alleys. Its micro-formulation permits clog-free spray application.

Recommended for use on all interior wood surfaces; including floors, cabinets, doors, furniture, and paneling. Available in GLOSS (1818), SEMI-GLOSS (1817) and SATIN (1819).

 
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Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane can be applied onto bare, stained or finished wood.

Sand existing wood or new wood to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Stir contents thoroughly prior to and during application. Never shake.

On unfinished wood, thin first coat with 10% mineral spirits. Wipe or brush on a thin coat of Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane using a lint-free cloth, a pure bristle brush or a lambskin applicator. Apply evenly with long strokes in the direction of the grain.

Allow to dry for at least 3 hours and sand lightly using very fine sandpaper (220) or steel wool (0000). Remove all dust and apply a second coat as above. If a third coat is desired, resand and apply as above.

Product  Sheen  Durability  Resistance to Water  Dry Time to Touch  Dry Time to Recoat 
Fast Dry Polyurethane  Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Satin  High  Excellent  1 Hour  2 Hours 
Coverage per Quart 
100 Sq Ft 
Coverage per Aerosol Can 
40 Sq Ft 
BRAND: Circa 1850
Type: Varnishes
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Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Even paint distribution (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (4)
    • Small areas (3)
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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)

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    5.0

    EXCELLENT POLYURETHANE FOR FURNITURE

    By PJ Reynolds

    from Rochester, Michigan

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Finish
    • Easy application
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Mineral Spirits Clnup

    Cons

    • Dries In 6 To 8 Hours
    • Requires Ventilation

    Best Uses

    • Floors Furniture

    Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT TO USE FOR FURNITURE FINISHING. DOES NOT YELLOW OR FADE ORIGINAL PAINT/STAIN CLAIRITY WHEN APPLIED. DRYING TIME WAS 6 TO 8 HOURS FOR HANDELING OF WOOD SURFACES. CAREFUL NOT APPLY IN COOLER TEMPERTURES - YOU WILL NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR DRIED FINISH . . . MAINTAIN CONSTANT TEMPS WHEN DRYING SURFACES. . . TWO COATS WILL "BLOW YOUR MIND" WITH THE BEAUTY OF THIS FINISH . . .
    I DEFINITELY WILL USE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN!

     
    5.0

    great product

    By Beaver owner of Walts Rod & Custom

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

        i used this product for the wood in my 1928 Model A Ford and it came out wonderful. After laying down the first few coats with a brush I followed a quick sanding with 220 and shot with HVLP gun strait no thinner and ended up with a great finish.

         
        5.0

        On interior stairway, seems ideal

        By Al

        from New Bern, NC

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

            I used the satin finish over existing sealer. Dried overnite for barefoot traffic, hard after a day. Be sure to thoroughly mix it if it's satin, or you'll get a glossy finish. One coat was sufficient in my application.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far, so good

            By Reb

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Even Paint Distribution
            • Low oder

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                Circa 1850 Polyurethane was used to refinish teek and holly floorboards from my 1966 Hood 43. Before each coat I lightly rubbed down previous coat with with medioum pad, cleaned with mineral spirits and tack clothe. Filtered Polyurethane from can and used foam brush for application.
                I applied three thin coats of Polyurethane followed by two thicker coats. It just kept getting better looking with each coat.

                I gave it 24 hours to dry in between each coat...in a warmer environment it would have certainly dried faster.

                Now time will tell how durable it is.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Easy to work with, Excellent Results!

                By Mark

                from Rumford, RI

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable finish
                • Easy to work with
                • Self leveling

                Cons

                • Clean up
                • Odor

                Best Uses

                • Detailed Work
                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                I used this to refinish my kitchen cabinets and genuine oak floors in a 60+ year old house. The pictures speak for themselves!As long as the surface is prepared correctly, this poly does an incredible job of bringing out the natural grain of the wood. It self-levels and dries to a very hard finish. I am not a professional by any means but I think I achieved professional results using this poly. I would recommend it to anybody. It's a bit pricey, but worth every penny.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best poly

                By Donny

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                  this is a great old style poly that is better than anything currently available in CA due to the asinine air quality control rules they have here. All the envio-friendly polys they sell here are far inferior. I use it on furniture and cabinets but wouldn't hesitate to use it on a floor. It levels great and sets up and actually hardens as opposed to the locally sold polys. The dry times on the label are on the aggressive side but if you have the right temperature, application, air circulation and humidity they are realistic but I agree that for the average environment and application more time is generally required. 90% of my applications are spray and 10% brush or wipe. If I did a floor I would roll it and brush edges/small areas.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Hard Stuff!

                  By Fuelpro

                  from Stamford, CT

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Smooth finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                    Great for indoor use, best to have good clean finish for strong adhesion. Use as directed! I agree with other posts, 3 to 4 hours is probably pushing it on dry time.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Longer dry time

                    By Hank

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                          Product works as advertised except there is no way it dries in 3 or 4 hours. If you want three coats try about 12 hours between each coat.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great

                          By lb

                          from wv

                          Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                          We used this on our stairs that are wood. It dries fast and gives a gloss and shine that regular poly cannot. We used the high gloss.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          wonderful shine

                          By val

                          from clarkfield, minnesota

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • It drys fast
                          • It has a nice hard finish
                          • Its has a beautiful shine

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about Circa 1850 Fast Dry Polyurethane:

                            i love it, ive put this on my hard wood floors, its beautiful.

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