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473 ml - General Finishes High Performance Top coat x4 Finishes


General Finishes High Performance Top Coat/varnish is one of the hardest, most durable polyurethane top coats available to consumers and trade. It contains consumer-friendly characteristics of Polyacrylic Blend - flows and levels easily and has great adhesion. In addition it contains a UV stabiliser to protect the top coat and underlying stains from breaking down or fading from exposure to sunlight. The finish is extremely durable enough to be used on floors. This acrylic and polyurethane topcoat will produce a beautiful furniture quality finish on any project. Cleans up with soap and water. 

***Highly recommended by Shabby Nook***

Winner of Fine Woodworking's "Best Overall Choice Award," High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat.

Top Tips* 

The higher the sheen the harder it is, the lower the sheen the less hardy it is. (that being said, General finishes top coats are still the best around for durability )

If you want a dead matt finish - Flat out Flat would be the one for this look. However over dark colours this may look cloudy due to the amount of matting agent to dull the sheen level. 

Flat - does have a low lustre finish so is no a dead flat matt but does look lovely! 

Satin - Super hardy ideal for kitchens - Can go to a glossy look if applying 3 coats or more.  If you want the hardyness of a satin but a low lustre finish, apply satin first then use Flat over the top. 

 Higher sheen level on mid to dark colours may slightly change the colour of paint to appear more intense/darker. This is for all satin - gloss topcoats not just general finishes.  

Product Colors Water White in can (dries clear)
Base Type Water
Ambering No
Sheen Flat (5-10), Satin (25-35), Semi-Gloss (50-60), Gloss (85+)
Interior or Exterior Interior only
Type Urethane/Acrylic Blend
Coats 2 -3 coats
Application Method Brush, Roll, Spray
Brushable Yes
Usable over existing finishes Yes
Sprayable Yes
Spray Tip Sizes HVLP 1.1mm-1.3mm
Dry Time - Touch 30+ min.
Dry Time - Recoat 2+ hr
Dry Time - Light Use 7-10 days
Dry Time - Cure 21 days
Can Sizes Pints, Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallon pails
Coverage 65-75 sq.ft./pint, 125-150 sq.ft./quart, 500-600 sq.ft./gallon
Viscosity Medium
Viscosity (cPs) 350-450
Weight Solids 25%
VOC Flat: 170 g/L
Satin: 172 g/L
Semi-Gloss: 173 g/L
Gloss: 250 g/L