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General Finishes High Performance Water-based Top Coat Flat

Provides a flat sheen with no gloss—ideal as a protective layer over milk paints and on any piece where minimal gloss is desired.

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General Finishes High Performance Water-based Top Coat Flat, Pint Item #55232
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General Finishes High Performance Water-based Top Coat Flat, Quart Item #59861
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General Finishes High Performance is one of the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoats on the market today. It is non-yellowing and offers easy water cleanup. This is the flat version, with almost no sheen at all, and is ideal for antiques, rustic furniture, milk paints, or any application where a protective layer is needed without adding gloss. 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 hardwood floors.

Direction for use:

  • Oil-based stains must be dried for a minimum of 48 hours before applying General Finishes High Performance
  • Use a foam brush or paint pad applicator
  • Apply enough material to provide a wet film, using smooth, even strokes with the grain
  • Sand between coats using 320- or 400-grit sandpaper
  • Remove dust before recoating
  • A minimum of 3 coats is recommended, with additional coats for increased durability and depth

(1) General Finishes High Performance Water-Based Polyurethane, Flat

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Brand General Finishes
Weight 2.370000
Tech Spec
  • Dry Time: 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: Warm, soapy water
  • Coverage: 75 sq. ft./pint; 150 sq. ft./quart; 600 sq. ft./gallon
  • Thinning: Can be thinned with 10-20% water
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