Water-Based vs. Oil-Based Polyurethane Floor Finish

Acrylic polyurethane floor finish has a lighter appearance and dries faster than oil-based polyurethane

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Roller tray
  • Rags
  • Knee pads

You'll also need a floor finish applicator.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Polyurethane
  • Paint thinner (if using oil-based poly)