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This is one of the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coats on
market today. It is non-yellowing and offers easy water clean-up. It contains
all the consumer-friendly characteristics of
PolyAcrylic Blend. In addition, it contains a UV Stabilizer to protect it from
breaking down in sunlight and to protect the underlying stains from
fading. With its pure polyurethane durability, it's a great choice for
Direction for use:
- Dry Time: normally 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (70°, 70%
humidity). Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time
up to 8-10 hours.
- Clean up with warm, soapy water
- Coverage: 75 sq. ft./pint; 150 sq. ft./quart; 600 sq. ft./gallon.
- Thinning: If necessary, thin with 10-20% water.
- Oil based stains must be completely dry before using a water based
top coat. Wait a minimum of 48 hours before applying GF High Performance.
- Use a foam brush or paint pad applicator. Apply liberally using
smooth, even strokes going with the grain. Use enough material to provide a
- Sand between coats using 320 or 400 grit sandpaper. Remove dust
- A minimum of 3 coats is recommended. Additional coats may be
applied to increase durability and depth.
Customer Reviews and Photos for:
General Finishes EF High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat
(19 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
KB, from Warner Robins, GA
Easy to apply, dries quickly, and appears to be a hard finish.
2) Submitted by
Len Anderson, from Barnegat light, N.J.
As a hobby I build small tables and on occassion refinish other pieces. This product is, bar none the finest and easiest to use on the market as long you follow the directions.I found that the temp at 60 and out of direct sun also laying it on heavy with a foam brush it will lay down great. If you want, after about5 days rub it out. Again follow what tell you. It gets very hard and is worth every extra dollar you pay. Also the people at the company are very helpfull.
3) Submitted by
Woody Hitchcock, from Clifton, VA
One of the best clear finishes I've come across. Doesn't fish-eye where another high end poly does and sprays on nicely with less tendency to sag even at 10% thinning. It dries fast so I can easily spray 5 coats in a day, and it rubs out beautifully.
4) Submitted by
BJ, from Harvard, MA
This is THE BEST Urethane on the market for furniture, and cabinets. What I really like about it is that it is easy to brush on, leaves NO brush marks and you can sand it and get a nice white powder after a n hour or so of drying time. I just completed a large kitchen project in red birch, and I can rub out a piano finish in no time at all. This is a wonderful product, and the boys that make this in Wisconsin are also great on the phone to talk to. Can’t say enough good things about this product that was rated as the best brushable urethane by FWW.
5) Submitted by
Ken Plante, from Castro Valley , CA
Excellent product that produces beautiful results.
Goes on smooth and easy, dries fast and the clean up is as easy as it can be.
6) Submitted by
Richard Benzel, from Hagerstown, MD
I've been using General Finishes products since the late 80s and was a little skeptical of water based finishes. I had tried other products with so so results. But this product works great. I just finished spraying three large glue-lam beams 5" x 15" x 30'...used GF pre-stain conditioner, GF oil based stain, and the HP top coat, and the results were great!!!!
7) Submitted by
Diane Jacobs-Malina, from Omaha, NE
I am making individual bread or sandwich boards. It is January in Nebraska, and I am working in an enclosed space. There are no fumes; the sponge brush is cleaned with soap and water; quick drying; excellent results. I used 0000 steel wool in between each of the three coats. The final board surface feels like satin and looks outstanding.
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