High Performance Top Coat - General Finishes
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High Performance Top Coat
High Performance Top Coat from General Finishes is an excellent crystal clear durable top coat. It can be brushed as well as spray applied.
Winner of Fine Woodworking’s “Best Overall Choice Award.” High Performance Top Coat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat.
What is the difference between Flat Out Flat and High Performance Topcoats?
Flat Out Flat is a matte water based topcoat and was developed as a durable alternative to Satin Wax. Choose this product if you want a finish looks more like wax and your project will not require high use. Like wax, it dries softer to the touch than High Performance when completely cured, and it will show more marking and fingerprints. Flat Out Flat is made with a stable self cross-linking acrylic instead of urethane.
High Performance is urethane based and contains less matting agents which result in a slightly harder finish. For that reason, High Performance is the best choice for high use areas such as table tops and kitchen cabinets. Both topcoats have similar water resistance, but High Performance offers greater clarity.
Use with Oil Based Finishes: Let oil-based finishes dry for 72 hours before applying High Performance or Flat Out Flat top coat.