Top 10 General Finishes High Performance Top Coat – Household Polyurethanes, Shellac & Varnish

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1. General Finishes

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1 Quart, Satin, General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat

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General Finishes #ad - The hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today. Do not apply clear topcoats over bright white paint, as yellowing may occur due to a reaction to the substrate. Interior use only. Light color paints may also experience yellowing due to topcoat application, but it will less noticeable. Dry time between Coats is only 1 to 2 Hours.
BrandGeneral Finishes #ad
ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height5 Inches
Length5 Inches
Weight2.4 Pounds
Width5 Inches
Part NumberQTHS
ModelQTHS

2. General Finishes

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General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Pint

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General Finishes #ad - Preserves the look, feel and color of chalk paint and milk paint. Do not apply clear topcoats over bright white paint, as yellowing may occur due to a reaction to the substrate. Light color paints may also experience yellowing due to topcoat application, but it will less noticeable. Vastly improves durability. Water-based, easy to use, warm soapy water cleanup.
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height3.3 Inches
Length4 Inches
Weight1.18 Pounds
Width3.3 Inches
Part NumberFPT

3. General Finishes

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General Finishes Water Based High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat Semi-Gloss Quart

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General Finishes #ad - Interior use only. Acrylic brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator or spray. Recommended uses: windows, bookcases, furniture, millwork, stools, wall shelves, dressers, toys, . Voc
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Part NumberHSG.Q

4. Rust-Oleum

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Rust-Oleum 287722 Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint, 30 oz, Matte Clear Topcoat

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Rust-Oleum #ad - Ft. One-coat coverage allows projects to be completed easily. Use on a variety of interior surfaces like wood, metal, ceramic, canvas and easily distress to create a vintage look. Dries to the touch in just 30 minutes and covers up to 150 sq. Low-odor/voc formula allows for easy clean up with soap and water. Excellent adhesion and easy application with minimal prep. Protective topcoat that dries to an ultra-matte velvety, smooth finish.
BrandRust-Oleum #ad
ManufacturerTV Non-Branded Items (Home Improvement) #ad
Height4.9 Inches
Length4.3 Inches
Weight1.88 Pounds
Width4.3 Inches
Part Number287722
Model287722

5. General Finishes

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1 Quart, General Finishes Exterior 450 Water Based Topcoat, Flat

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General Finishes #ad - This topcoat also contains built-in mildewcides to slow mold and mildew growth. Water based formula can be brushed, sprayed or rolled; soap and water cleanup. Do not apply clear topcoats over bright white paint, as yellowing may occur due to a reaction to the substrate. Light color paints may also experience yellowing due to topcoat application, but it will less noticeable. Exterior 450 topcoat is fortified with UV absorbers to stabilize and protect the integrity of the finish but will not prevent the wood from changing color from sunlight.
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height5 Inches
Length4.3 Inches
Weight2 Pounds
Width4.3 Inches
Part NumberQXF
Model450

6. General Finishes

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1 Quart, Semi-Gloss, General Finishes Enduro-VAR Water Based Urethane Topcoat

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General Finishes #ad - Ambers slightly, is highly water resistant. Can be sprayed and brushed. Self-crosslinking, oil-modified, water-based polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating. Adheres well only over water stains, dye staINS and RAW WOOD.
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height4.9 Inches
Length4.15 Inches
Weight2.19 Pounds
Width4.15 Inches
Part NumberQVSG
ModelENDURO VAR SEMI GLOSS 946ml (quart)

7. General Finishes

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HP Polyurethane Satin Finish Gal

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General Finishes #ad - Won't run like other Water Based Finishes. For interior use only. Best water based Finishes Ever Tested by Woodcraft. Tack free dry time is Only 15 Minutes. Formulated to Resist Foaming and Prevent Sags.
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height7.65 Inches
Length6.9 Inches
Weight9.17 Pounds
Width6.75 Inches
Part NumberGAHS
Model00_DT4QF060_JS

8. General Finishes

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1 Gallon, Antique White, General Finishes Water Based Milk Paint

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General Finishes #ad - Do not apply clear topcoats over bright white paint, as yellowing may occur due to a reaction to the substrate. Apply 2-3 coats by roller, brush or sprayer with an HVLP 2.

0 tip. Light color paints may also experience yellowing due to topcoat application, but it will less noticeable. Apply over raw wood or prepped existing finishes. Perfect for upcycling and cabinet refinishing. Extremely durable premium furniture paint with high adhesion rated for interior or exterior use. Plastic gallon jug - due to an metal can shortage, product may come in a plastic jug instead of a metal container. Water cleanup.
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ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height7.63 Inches
Length6.63 Inches
Weight11.7 Pounds
Width6.63 Inches
Part NumberGAW
ModelGAW

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Poly/Acrylic Semi-Gloss Finish Gal

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General Finishes #ad - Best water based Finishes Ever Tested by Woodcraft. Formulated to Resist Foaming and Prevent Sags. Tack free dry time is Only 5 Minutes. Won't run like other Water Based Finishes. Dry time between Coats is only 2 to 4 Hours.
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ManufacturerGENERAL FINISHES #ad
Height7 Inches
Length8 Inches
Weight9 Pounds
Width7.5 Inches
Part NumberEF POLY & ACRYLIC SEMI-GL
ModelEF HI PERF POLY SEMI GL GALLON

10. Varathane

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Gloss Finish, Quart, Varathane 200041H Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, 32 Fl Oz

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Varathane #ad - Clear formula ideal for interior projects like furniture, doors, cabinets and trim. Dries to the touch in 30 minutes with coverage up to 125 sq.

The best scratch and stain protection available. Easy water clean-up. Water based formula dries fast and cleans up with soap and water. Protects indoor wood surfaces such as furniture, cabinets, windows, trim and more. Gloss finish creates a polished and clean look. Low odor and fast, easy soap and water clean-up. Crystal clear finish that never yellows. Durable formula provides outstanding stain and scratch resistance with excellent clarity. Ft. Recoat after 2 hours.
BrandVarathane #ad
ManufacturerRust-Oleum #ad
Height5 Inches
Length4 Inches
Weight2.45 Pounds
Width4 Inches
Part Number200041H
Model200041H
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