An Award-winning High Performance Top Coat
The General Finishes High Performance Top Coat is a perfect example of how this award-winning brand has a knack for getting things done the way you want, if not better. General Finishes specializes in creating wood finishing products for wood furniture that will stand the test of time and this top coat is the most durable polyurethane top coat on the market today. It contains a UV Stabilizer to stop the finish from breaking down in sunlight.
What’s a top coat? A Top Coat is a wood sealant that protects your piece from wear and tear of everyday usage. This particular top coat is water based, making it optimal for those moderate to high wear and tear furniture pieces. It has the ability to give you great results using an easy application within a reasonable period of time.
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Use this High Performance Top Coat for Almost Anything!
Use this wood finishing top coat on pine, oak, cypress, maple, walnut, beech, or ash. We don’t recommend using this to seal mahogany. If you are looking to seal mahogany, we recommend this instead.
Before you apply the High Performance Top Coat make sure all dust and pollen is out of the ventilated space you will be using. You don’t want anything around that can potentially cause lumps or interrupt your process when applying a top coat.
There are many ways to apply the General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. Though we highly recommend one method specifically: The Brush Method. For these high traffic pieces, we recommend brushing 3 coats of the High Performance Top Coat on your piece to make sure every inch of the surface gets its fair share of exposure. After applying the top coat, wait about 10 to 15 minutes to let it settle. If you see any excess, gently remove it using a dust-free rag.
Dry time usually takes around 2-4 hours depending on the climate. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong the drying process significantly. An ideal temperature is 70 degrees with around 70% humidity.
It’s not always easy to actually create what you envision when it comes to finishing wood furniture. General Finishes consumer friendly wood finishing products are a major help and we highly recommend them for all your wood finishing needs.
If you have any questions about The High Performance Top Coat by General Finishes or any of our DIY products, please give us a call or contact us here. We are insightful, creative and here to help you make your next DIY project a success!
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