High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat
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.
It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. Available in the following sheens: Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.
Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Top Coat is the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today.
It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. And with its pure polyurethane durability, it can even be used on floors. This is the most durable product.
Available in the following sheens, Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss, and Gloss.
Colors: Water White (dries clear). Note: Water topcoats can pull tannins from surfaces that are not properly prepped.
Sheen: Flat, satin, semi-gloss, gloss
Recoat/Dry Time: 1-2 hours
Coats Recommended: 3
Cure Time: 21 days
Cleanup: General clean-up with soap and warm water recommended. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. For best results, clean all equipment with General Finishes Brush and Gun Cleaner.
Coverage: 150 sq ft/qt
Recommended Use: Interior use only, Wood applications
Topcoat Recommendation: High Performance is self sealing and can be used alone, but it can also be used with GFs Sanding Sealer.
VOC: < 275g/l (2.25 lb/gal)
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.
High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat Review 12/16/2010
By far the best finish for my projects that I have found in 50 years of woodworking. On kitchen table, this is the only product that stood up to the wear and normal use conditions.
Use of EF extender is a good idea in summer: higher heat/low humidity accelerate the drying too fast leaving brush stokes. With extender, and/or higher humidity, the finish levels out well.
High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat Review 02/06/2011
I used the High Performance Polyurethane for the first time on an entertainment center I made. I was very happy with the application process. It seems to be marginally thicker than the other popular water based poly which I have used in the past. I had no problems with dripping, sagging on vertical surfaces and small bubbles (foaming) forming on edges and at joints which I have had with the other poly. More expensive but well worth it.
High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat Review 02/11/2011
I used the High Performance Poly on a recent project and was absolutely thrilled with it's application. I have used the other popular water based product in the past with trouble with sagging on vertical surfaces and small bubbles on edges and where surfaces come together. I had none of those problems with High Performance Poly. It is well worth the higher price.
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