Top Coat….my Top Pick by General Finishes

IMG_5563 (1)I’m working with my favorite top coat today in the studio.  I have time some in between coats so I thought I would take a few minutes to share with you what I use, and how I use it!

Hands down my favorite clear coats to are the General Finishes High Performance water based top coats.  Today I am using Flat, but I really like their Satin finish as well.  I started using General Finishes products this past year and have been super impressed by everything I’ve used thus far.  Check out their website to find out more about their products and where you can purchase them.  I purchase mine at Total Bliss in Greensboro, North Carolina.

My preferred method to apply this top coat is to use lint free rags.  The ones I use resemble a “cheesecloth” type rag.  I purchase them in bulk online at the U.S Wiping Company.  I just put on a pair of latex disposable cloths, wad up a few, dip them in the top coat and wipe it on.  Then I just throw away the used rags and there is zero clean up.  I have found that I hated using  brushes to put on top coats.  There is always lint or debris in the cleanest brush, and it tends to come off onto my surface and drive me mad!

IMG_5545 (1)I love how using top coats and glazes changes paint!

IMG_5547 (1)The Studio Supervisor agrees!

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3 Comments on Top Coat….my Top Pick by General Finishes

  1. Jenna
    January 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I was just thinking of painting a kitchen table and was thinking about top coats. Have you used this over chalk paint, or just latex paint? Would you suggest this on a kitchen table that get a lot of use?
    Thank you so much for your help.

  2. Ruth Anne
    January 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I like General Finishes High Performance in a flat finish, too. I need to get some more very soon! Thanks for your tips.

  3. Barb
    January 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a really informative post, thank you for sharing info! I checked U.S. Wiping Co for rags you use, which ones do you order? They have a lot of choices. Thank you!


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