Internet #303498623

Model # GF.QTHF

0606016109333

General Finishes

1-qt. Flat High Performance Polyurethane Interior Topcoat

$ 32 65

Overview

Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat. It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. With its pure polyurethane durability this is the most durable product.
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Product Overview

Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat. It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. With its pure polyurethane durability this is the most durable product.
  • Dries crystal clear
  • Stain blocking primer may be required under white or light colored paints to prevent bleed-through
  • For interior use only
  • Sprayable, rollable and brushable
  • Produces high durability
  • Clean up water spills as they occur during regular use and protect from heat
  • Always avoid using furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps as they may contaminate the finish for future recoating
  • Dry-time to touch is 30 minutes
  • Dry-time to re-coat is 2 hours
  • Dry-time before light use is 7-10 days
  • Dry-time until cured is 21 days
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: GF.QTHF
Internet #: 303498623

Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat. It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. With its pure polyurethane durability this is the most durable product.

  • Dries crystal clear
  • Stain blocking primer may be required under white or light colored paints to prevent bleed-through
  • For interior use only
  • Sprayable, rollable and brushable
  • Produces high durability
  • Clean up water spills as they occur during regular use and protect from heat
  • Always avoid using furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps as they may contaminate the finish for future recoating
  • Dry-time to touch is 30 minutes
  • Dry-time to re-coat is 2 hours
  • Dry-time before light use is 7-10 days
  • Dry-time until cured is 21 days
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
150

Details

Application Method
Brush,Roller
Coating Product Category
Prep/Finishing & Care
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Urethane
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Dries Clear
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Topcoat/Sealer
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Clear

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
150

Details

Application Method
Brush,Roller
Coating Product Category
Prep/Finishing & Care
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Urethane
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Dries Clear
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Topcoat/Sealer
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Clear

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

Questions & Answers

Would this be safe to use on sealer a painted high chair?

Would this be safe to use on sealer a painted high chair?
Asked by: kristine
Yes it would be safe, but tricky on a non flat surface to keep smooth. I applied it with a sponge on a stick if you used it be sure to use very thin coats.
Answered by: Chrissy
Date published: 2019-04-09

When spraying this product, is thining required?

When spraying this product, is thining required?
Asked by: Cubfan
Before spraying, strain topcoat through a fine-mesh filter. Spray wet films at 3-5-mil thickness. HVLP: 1.1mm-1.3mm spray tip, medium air cap. Verify tip sizes with your equipment supplier. See our general guide for spray tip sizes. Keep your gun at a 90° angle, 6-8" from the surface. On large, flat areas, use wet, even patterns 6-8" wide. For narrow surfaces, reduce the fan pattern to 2-3" wide to reduce overspray. Overlap each pass 25% to conceal lines. Wear a full filter respirator (NIOSH/MSHA-approved) and work in a ventilated space.
Answered by: Quiet Glide
Date published: 2018-09-27

Can you use this over there oil based gel stain.

Can you use this over there oil based gel stain.
Asked by: Kenny
Woodcraft store says "yes".
Answered by: Allen
Date published: 2019-02-08

what do you use to clean kitchen cabinets after using this product

what do you use to clean kitchen cabinets after using this product
Asked by: kc
Just use water and a wash clothe I use dish soap sometimes but never use a scratch pad.
Answered by: Chrissy
Date published: 2019-04-09
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Customer Reviews

1-qt. Flat High Performance Polyurethane Interior Topcoat is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this product as a topcoat on a king bed frame that I painted using General Finishes Lamp B... I used this product as a topcoat on a king bed frame that I painted using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. I am very happy with the finished work! This top coat has a tiny amount of sheen, and applies easily. I applied the topcoat with a good quality brush and then lightly went over it with a dry foam brush to smooth it a bit. It doesn't leave brush strokes (except for a couple spots that I brushed when it had begun to dry in those spots - but I was able to lightly sand after it was dry and re-coat to fix that.) Excellent product! My second-hand (free) king bed frame looks like it came straight from Pottery Barn!
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply. I did 5 coats on my table... Easy to apply. I did 5 coats on my table top because it’s for high use. I have a square table and 4 chairs (4’x4’) and it used almost the whole can.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be more pleased with this product. Wanted something non-yellowing, non-shiny and durable... Couldn't be more pleased with this product. Wanted something non-yellowing, non-shiny and durable for an 80's oak table I was refinishing. After reading a bunch of reviews came across General Finishes. Decided to take a chance on it. I have used Minwax water-based brand in the past but it got chipped with use. My husband and I stripped off the old finish, waited over a week plus some for it to dry out good as we had used mineral spirits to clean off the stripper. We sanded good, then applied the topcoat (did not stain). To this topcoat we added 20% water to it hoping to extend dry times. We live in high desert and humidity levels at the time of application were around 25-35%. We used a foam brush and worked quickly. Ended up applying 3 coats on the base and the top 5 coats, letting it dry for 3 weeks before using it. Super pleased with the results. Love the low luster and after a month of use, nothing has marred the finish. My only frustration is that our Home Depot does not carry this product in the store and shipping takes a good week to our location in Idaho. And the price. Wow. Super expensive. But hope it will pay off in the long haul.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I put this product over chalk paint instead of using wax. Its is stronger and easier to apply. I... I put this product over chalk paint instead of using wax. Its is stronger and easier to apply. I recommend it to all my painting friends!
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great topcoat for kitchen cabinets! I primed and painted my cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I tried using two other big name topcoats but they ruined the finish. After reading many online reviews, I finally purchased this product as it said it worked well with AS chalk paint. I resanded my cabinets with 320 grit and used a black sponge brush to apply (can also be sprayed). The finish turned out AMAZING! It does have a sheen slight sheen but not anything close to a satin finish. If you are wanting a true flat finish, I would recommend this brands “Flat Out Flat” but personally I love this finish over chalk paint.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great top coat on my white painted bookcase. Protected my... Great top coat on my white painted bookcase. Protected my finish and kept the color white. Easy to use, smooth finish, low odor. Would purchase again.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was easy to apply and smoothed out the under... This was easy to apply and smoothed out the under layers of chalk paint beautifully! No odor and quick drying. Made it so I could apply in my kitchen without needing to evacuate the house!
Date published: 2018-12-26
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