Monothane Satin by Urethane Coatings - Polyurethane Specialists Since 1979

Monothanes - Satin


Urethane Coatings Monthane SatinSingle pack moisture cure polyurethane that provides a 50-60% reflectance, formulated to meet modern reduced sheen design criteria.  Recommended for internal use as a final coat.


  1. Provides a hard wearing Satin finish which maintains the natural character of timber.
  3. May be mixed with MONOTHANE GLOSS.


New Floors:

Fine sand to a smooth finish (Not finer than #120 mesh). Hardwoods must not be burnished and grain must remain open. Vacuum thoroughly. Ensure the timber surface if free from dust, wax or oily substances.

Old Floors:

Clean with hot water and detergent. Roughen surface completely with 150 mesh screenback and vacuum thoroughly. Wipe floor with URETHANE COATINGS THINNERS. Test for compatibility by applying MONOTHANE SATIN on a small section of floor first. If 'craters' or 'fisheyes' appear, add 10mls of FLOWMAX Anti Rejection Fluid per litre of MONOTHANE SATIN and refer to FLOWMAX directions.


NB : Do not use MONOTHANE SATIN at temperatures below 10°C or above 30°C. On cold days, during the final floor preparation, wrap the drum in an electric blanket set on ‘1’ (low heat) or place the drum in a tub of hot water and operate building heating, (Air conditioning or portable oil filled radiator type heaters are ideal. Any type of heating with a naked flame or with very hot surfaces are not recommended). Turn heating off prior to application of coatings.

  2. Apply with a short nap mohair roller, or brush, taking particular care to apply a very even coat. Allow 4-6 hours to dry.
  3. Thoroughly clean the mohair roller, lamb’s wool applicator or brush in URETHANE COATINGS CLEANING SOLVENT.  Dry all equipment before reusing.
  4. Do not return unused material to the can.


10m² per litre. Thinning is not recommended.


This product is best if used within 12 months from manufacture (refer to batch number), when stored in unopened containers under normal conditions of temperature and humidity.


The gloss level of MONOTHANE SATIN will increase as the drying becomes faster. Hence open areas, such as entrances, will tend to be glossier than areas with little or no airflow. The following recommendations are given:

  1. Restrict airflow by sealing under and around doorways, open fireplaces, windows and air-conditioning outlets etc.  If a refrigerator and/or freezer is operating in or near the areas to be coated, the fan on the motor creates a draft which can influence drying rates and spread dust.
  2. In large areas try to ensure a wet edge at all times, otherwise an overlap line way appear after curing.  Add 20-30mls of FLOWMATE wet edge extender per litre of MONOTHANE SATIN.
  3. Upstairs floors will tend to be glossier than downstairs because solvent vapours are heavier than air and will drift to the lower level and thus retard the drying process.
  4. Some timber species, (notably Brush Box, Black Butt, Spotted Gum, Tallowwood ) secrete oils and waxes which may migrate to the surface of the coating causing surface defects. The addition of FLOWMAX Anti Rejection Fluid will assist to alleviate this problem.
  5. Monothane Semi Gloss, Monothane Satin and Monothane Matt are produced by adding varying quantities of a matting agent to Monothane Gloss.  This matting agent is derived from very fine silica powder (not silicon).   In some circumstances when Semi Gloss, Satin or Matt is applied directly over Timbermate Wood Putty white spots or lines appear.  This is a result of a chemical reaction between the Silica and the Timbermate.  Usually this can be prevented by applying a coat of Monothane Gloss over Timbermate (separating Timbermate from products containing silica) prior to applying Semi Gloss, satin or Matt.


MONOTHANE SATIN requires 7-10 days to fully cure by absorbing moisture from the atmosphere.  Avoid heavy traffic during this period.  Use protective pads under legs of furniture.

Regularly wipe over the floor with an antistatic mop or sweep with a soft bristle broom.  We caution against the use of vacuum cleaners, particularly if the bristles are worn as the cleaning head may then scratch the floor.  The frequency of cleaning is dependent on the level of traffic, amount of grit carried onto the floor, and activity of children, and pets etc.

To clean your floor, mix up to one cup of Methylated Spirits into a bucket of hot water, and mop the floor, regularly rinsing the mop.  If the floor is particularly dirty, wash first with a non abrasive detergent then clean with the Methylated spirits and water solution – this will prevent streaking and smear marks that sometimes remain after use of detergents and/or household cleaners.


Usage of this material must be under well ventilated conditions to minimise inhalation of vapours.  Wear respirator with filters that conform with AS1716. Asthmatics, the very young, elderly people and pets should leave the site during the first 24 hours. Prevent skin contact by wearing impervious gloves. Breathing of vapours is harmful and may cause lung irritation and allergic respiratory reaction. May irritate skin and eyes. Keep container firmly lidded, as this product cures when exposed to air. In case of spillage, cover with earth, sand or absorbent material. Remove from work area and cover with water for 24 hours prior to disposal.


Contains 520gms per litre of Aromatic Hydrocarbons. This drum contains volatile and flammable solvents and when applying the contents adequate ventilation to the outside must be provided. All potential sources of ignition (open flames, pilot lights, furnaces, spark producing electrical switches, etc) must be eliminated in or near the working area. DO NOT


Keep drum closed when not in use.


If affected by inhalation of vapour, remove to fresh air. If breathing difficulty persists or occurs later, consult a doctor and have label ready. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give water or milk.


In case of eye contact, flush immediately with water for fifteen minutes and call a doctor. In case of skin contact, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin first with Methylated spirits, then with soap and water.