Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat

Gel Topcoat Satin from General Finishes

Gel Topcoat Satin is a heavy duty oil and urethane oil base top coat, which produces a beautiful hand rubbed quality finish. Gel satin is a thicker consistency, so there's no drips, runs or spills. Gel Topcoat is available in satin. For semi-gloss or gloss sheens, use Arm-R-Seal Topcoat.

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Sheens: SatinColor tone: AmberRecoat: 12-24 hours under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). More if temperatures are cooler.

Dry time for light use: 7 days. Good ventilation, air movement and higher temperatures will accelerate dry time. Cooler temperatures will slow dry time.

Cure time: 30 days under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). Cure time is the amount of time needed for the finish on a piece to reach maximum hardness and be ready for normal use. This is different than "dry time." During the curing stage, treat your project with special care. Avoid placing heavy objects on it. Always avoid the use furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps as they may contaminate the finish for future recoating. Use a water dampened cloth for regular cleaning.

Water Spills and Daily Use: Clean water spills up as they occur during regular use and protect from heat. Although General Finishes products are water resistant, they are not impervious to water. Surfaces will not be damaged by spilled water so long as it is cleaned up promptly. We recommend using coasters to protect your wood from standing water and pot holders to protect from heat.

Coverage: 200 sq. ft/qt

Can Sizes: Half Pint, Pint, Quart, Gallon

Use: Interior Use only

VOC: < 550 grams/liter

Cleaning your finish: Clean with a water-damp rag. Do not clean until the finish has cured completely (30 days). If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar. Avoid using oil-soap or silcone-based daily cleaners such as Pledge, Endust or Murphy's Oil.  

Applicator Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
PREVENT SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION: This is a combustible product. Dispose of product soaked rags for all oil base products in accordance with local ordinances. 


Coats: Minimum 3 coats, additional coats can be applied
Application: Apply liberally with a foam brush or roller and lightly wipe the excess away with a clean cloth.
Sanding: On bare wood sand to 150 or 180. Can be wet sanded into the wood using 400-600 grit. Wipe off excess after sanding.
Sealer: General Finishes Seal A Cell Clear, oil base Pre-stain Natural Conditioner, or can be used as a self sealing finish on it's own on bare wood or stripped surfaces.
WARNING: TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS FROM OTHER BRANDS. General Finishes products should be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for any failure if our products are used in conjunction with other brands of finishes. We do not test General Finishes products with those of another manufacturer and will not accept liability if there is a compatibility issue.



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