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General Finishes Dry-Time Extender, Pint

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21217
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Sometimes, the fast dry-times of water-based finishes can be a bit too much. If you're working on a larger project where lap lines might be issue, this specially formulated wetting additive will extend your open times for better flattening and fewer brush marks. Pint.
(1) General Finishes Dry-Time Extender, Pint
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Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number EXPT
Weight 1.2000
Size Pint
5.0 / 5.0
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Worked as it said it would.
It did what it said it would. Very nice.
May 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is necessary
I have found this extender to be absolutely necessary when using the top coat, pear coat or any of the specialty finishes in order to keep a wet edge. Without it, the products dry way too fast and can leave streaks, but with it you get a nice smooth finish!
February 24, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love this product !!!!??
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Added Nov 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent product used this product to extend my paint, am water borne oil base paint.
November 10, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A must for glazing
I hated glazing before using this. This helps keep the glaze wet long enough to get a subtle glaze across a piece of furniture.
July 23, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
A MUST HAVE in hot, dry climates when using Milk Paint!
Painted some 30+ year old bathroom cabinets using milk paint. Loved using the milk paint, but had a less than satisfactory experience in our hot, dry climate (Phoenix, AZ -- desert!) until I mixed in this Extender. Made ALL the difference. Before I mixed in the extender, the paint dried WAY to quickly and was a bit frustrating to apply. After mixing this in, milk paint application was a breeze. (The Milk Paint and Extender are both made by General Finishes.
May 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Smooths out lines
There are times when you want your topcoat thinned, and don’t want to break it down with water. This definitely does the job. Gives you more time to do your job.
October 9, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent levelling, always use it when spraying
I Always add about 10% of extender to water based finishes. Allows nice spraying with a god levelling. For Gral Finishes this is the extender to use.
September 29, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Work great gave me plenty of time to do a large area
May 19, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
worked very well
April 16, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Need extended drying time on a large project
Stephen H on May 1, 2020
Doing a large table top (summer in texas) and required a longer working time.
paul b on Aug 26, 2019
Need extended drying time on a large project
Stephen H on May 1, 2020
a must have for the GF glazes
John W on Nov 12, 2019
Doing a large table top (summer in texas) and required a longer working time.
paul b on Aug 26, 2019
Recommended I use this when using the GF glaze products.
Marjorie B on Jul 29, 2019
I use General Finishes products a lot. Dry-Time extender is much better than water alone especially when glazing and/or distressing a piece of furniture.
Dorvan M on Apr 23, 2019
The video suggests using this with glaze products to extend the dry time and allow adequate time to get the desired effect.
Vanessa M on Feb 25, 2019
Direction provided by an expert.
Brandi on Jan 12, 2019
I don't typically like GF stains for larger projects because of there short open time. However, when a customer picks a GF stain for a project we use the extender to increase the open time to reduce streaking and lap line.s
Mike F on Sep 11, 2018
interested to see if this is necessary but it was recommended for a project. I'm refinishing a table and found the color I wanted on Pinterest. All the products in my order were used in the Pinterest project.
ASHLEY K on Mar 12, 2018
recommended for extended glaze drying time, perfect for a beginner at glazing
Izabela G on Feb 28, 2018
Winter in New England is very dry. I don't want the stain to absorb and dry too fast.
Kathleen C on Dec 31, 2017
helps glaze go on nicely
antoinette s on Nov 2, 2017
Had problem with previous use of water-based stain
Richard K on Jul 13, 2017
Can't buy locally.
Jeff on Apr 10, 2017
Recommended to extend drying time of glaze.
Danette M on Mar 13, 2017
First time spraying water based varnish. Trying to do it right.
ROXANNE R on Dec 2, 2016
To thin milk paint for spraying.
James G on Feb 29, 2016
I got this to use with General Finishes Glaze Effects. To give me more time to wipe the glaze off before it starts to dry
Norm A on Aug 27, 2015
to add to my chalk paint which dries quickly
Lillian K on Jun 11, 2015
a must have for the GF glazes
John W on Nov 12, 2019
Recommended I use this when using the GF glaze products.
Marjorie B on Jul 29, 2019
Can this product be used on General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat? The directions for the Extender says it can be used on any water-based finish, but the webpage for the High Performance Top Coat on this site says not to thin. Confused.
Steve K on Jan 28, 2016
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Can some of this extender be put in a airless sprayer when using a water base stain? and about how much to put?
Michel L on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This product is designed to extend the drying time for waterborne top coats, especially when using an HVLP sprayer. I would not suggest using this for stains. I suggest contacting General Finishes for their official response.