How to Apply Polyurethane

4 Simple steps to a finish as smooth as glass

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Sanding block
  • Shop vacuum

Razor blade, Respirator, organic solvent cartridge, Brush, natural bristle

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Oil-based polyurethane
  • Sandpaper, 100, 150 and 220 grits
  • Wet/dry sandpaper, 400 grit
  • Mineral spirits
  • Clean, lint-free cloths
  • Tack cloth
  • Automotive rubbing compound
  • Automotive polishing compound