Water Based Topcoats and Sanding Sealers

Winning Fine Woodworking's Top Choice and Best Brush on award, General Finishes Water-based Top Coats have been proven to be a consumer favorite. Formulated to be durable and consumer friendly, these "green" wood finishes are continuing to earn high marks in the wood finishing world.

Flat Out Flat Self Cross Linking Acrylic Topcoat

Flat Out Flat Topcoat | General Finishes

FOF is a truly "Flat" water based topcoat with a velvety look and feel. Made with a durable self cross-linking acrylic, it' performance characteristics are similar to GF High Performance. In addition it may be used over or under High Performance.


Oil based stains must be completely dry before using a water based top coat. Wait a minimum of 72 hours before applying GF FOF.

High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat

General Finishes High Performance

Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat is the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today.

Enduro-Var Water Based Polyurethane Varnish

Endurovar From General Finishes

Enduro-Var is a self crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating. It ambers slightly, is our most durable coating, is highly water resistant, and is both sprayable and brushable. Suitable for cabinets and millwork. Enduro-Var ADHERES WELL only over WATER STAINS, DYE STAINS, and RAW WOOD. It will adhere over an oil stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days drying). Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk. Available in Flat, Satin, Semi-gloss and Gloss.

Wood Turner's Finish

Wood Turners Finish (WTF)

Wood Turner's Finish is a non-toxic water/oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls, and other lathe turned projects. It produces a rich amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes. Visit our Wood Turners Pinterest Board for great examples of the wood turning art form. Available in 8 oz. bottles. Click here for a guide for spray tip sizes.

Water Based Sanding Sealer

Enduro Sanding Sealer from General Finishes

Sanding Sealer is a water base acrylic basecoat. It provides initial sealing for all GF water base topcoats and can be used over raw wood or a stained surface.

Enduro Extender

General Finishes Enduro Extender

Extender is a wetting additive used to increase the drying time of any water based stain, topcoat or glaze. Available in gallons and 16 ounces individually and 4 ounce sizes by the case.

Enduro Accelerator

Enduro Waterbased Accelerator is an additive that decreases dry time for our water base wood finishes. Available in gallons and 16 ounce sizes