Are you worried about the durability of high-traffic furniture? Let us introduce you to Tough Coat!
In this tutorial we'll show you our tips and tricks on how to seal your table tops for a beautiful and durable finish. If you'd rather watch a video, we also have a video tutorial available towards the bottom of the page!
Tough Coat can be applied to almost any water-based surface, but it’s generally used to seal in the finish of our paint.
It is very important to make sure that you let your last coat of paint dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding with Tough Coat, otherwise you may end up with a streaky finish.
Tough Coat should never be shaken. If you do shake it, you can incorporate bubbles which may appear on the finish of your piece. We recommend stirring the contents of your jar for about two minutes, an occasionally during application if you’re working on a large piece. You don’t want important ingredients to settle at the bottom!
Please note: NO wax should ever be used underneath Tough Coat.
We recommend using two coats of Tough Coat for optimal protection. Your second coat can be apply after approximately 2 hours.
Since Tough Coat is water-based, it can be easily rinsed out of your brush with water and a bit of soap if needed. Your table top will be ready for use in 24 hours, but it’s best to wait about a week before you scrub it down at all. Give it a chance to fully cure before subjecting it to any intense cleaning.
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