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General Finishes - Semi-Gloss High Performance Varnish Water Based Quart

$35.99

General Finishes® High Performance polyurethane finishes are a unique hybrid of urethane and acrylic technology. The specialized urethane modification provides the superior toughness, durability,...

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General Finishes® High Performance polyurethane finishes are a unique hybrid of urethane and acrylic technology. The specialized urethane modification provides the superior toughness, durability, and water resistance necessary for high wear surfaces such as tables and cabinets. HP (High Performance) is formulated to resist foaming, prevent sagging and resist running like ordinary water based finishes. This finish contains all the consumer-friendly characteristics of a PolyAcrylic Blend including being non-yellowing and offering easy water cleanup. In addition, HP is stabilized with UV absorbers to maximize its performance and afford protection to the stains, paints, and wood underneath. High Performance is a fast drying, low odor, non-flammable alternative to conventional lacquers. It is suitable for interior woodwork, case goods, furniture, and cabinets. The free dry time is only 15 minutes with 2-4 hours between coats, which means you can finish a project in short order.

Features:

  • Extremely tough durable finish
  • Contains UV stabilizers
  • Can be used over most water base and solvent base stains
  • Resists foaming, sagging and running
Specifications:

  • Classification: Water-Based Urethane / Acrylic Finish
  • Sheen: Semi-Gloss
  • Dry Time: 2-4 hours between coats under ideal conditions (70°, 70% humidity—cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time up to 8-10 hours)
  • Clean Up: Warm, soapy water
  • Size: 1 quart
  • Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart
  • Suggested Use: Interior

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    good

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "Easy to use and looks great"

    I purchased this product after watching Marc Spagnulo's videos over the past year. Marc swears by this product so I thought I would try it out. It is great. It goes on easy and dries quickly. After a couple of hours and a light sanding I was ready to apply a second coat. This will cut down my finish time in half. Because of it being water based, clean up is a breeze.

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    Hi Performance is an apt name

    I tried this top coat, along with General Finishes water based sanding sealer as my first use of water based wood finishing. I am hooked, and will never go back to solvent based finishes. Three coats, with light sanding between coats, and I had a smooth, hard finish on an oak dining table I was refinishing. Two more coats on the tabletop and most of the open grain of the red oak was filled. It is very fast drying but flows out very smooth. I was using it in 90 degree weather and it was ready to sand in about an hour, with very little clogging of the sandpaper.

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