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General Finishes - Semi-Gloss Enduro-Var Varnish Water Based Quart

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When General Finishes first told us about this new water based urethane, to be honest, we were skeptical. However, after testing and using Enduro-Var all skepticism vanished as we realized this was...

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When General Finishes first told us about this new water based urethane, to be honest, we were skeptical. However, after testing and using Enduro-Var all skepticism vanished as we realized this was not the typical water based top coat. First, Enduro-Varit uses a colored urethane resin which, like oil imparts a warm glow to wood that darkens or ages over time. Second, it’s an air oxidizing, rather than a simple evaporative, finish which means exposure to air facilitates the cure. This curing process produces an incredibly tough finish that is suitable for any interior application, including floors. Combine these two winning characteristics with the ease of water based application and we think you’ll agree that there is no better finish available. If you’ve been hesitant about using water based finishes, we challenge you to cast your skepticism aside and use Enduro-Var on your next project.

  • Self crosslinking polyurethane
  • Looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating
  • Ambers slightly
  • Very durable coating
  • High water resistance

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awesome product!

    Came across EnduroVar a few years ago and I'm very impressed with all aspects of this product. I've never been a fan of brushing out waterbased clearcloats because of the fast dry time....When brushing Endurovar, it levels and flow just like a long oil, and when dry & cured, also feels like a high end oil. This is my "go to" topcoat for my waterbased product!

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Smooth hard finish

    Used it to finish a bench for the kitchen table. Provided a good hard finish that's held up to the abuse from our kids.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Stuff !!

    I contacted General Finish and ask which one of their water based coatings they make has the hardest finish. Hands down Enduro is it !! I've used it one one project so far and do not have any complainants !!

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