Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat is a high quality, soya based, no VOC, non-yellowing alkyd sealer that is formulated for ultimate clarity with a matte sheen. Clear Topcoat is water resistant (once cured). It dries to a clear finish that helps protect your painted, plastered and stained surfaces. Clear Topcoat is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other paint lines.
Clear Topcoat is formulated for application on surfaces that need a protective coating or seal. It is recommended for use on furniture, wood, painted or stained surfaces. Clear Topcoat can be used as an exterior application.
Stir and shake thoroughly before application. Apply at least 2 very thin coats using a brush, roller or sprayer and allow product to dry before reapplication. Topcoat dries to the touch very quickly (approx. 30 minutes). If it is not dry quickly that means there is something chemically interfering beneath your painted surface and could take longer to dry. For optimal results let each layer dry for 24 hours before reapplying next coat. If cleaning with chemical products wipe down completely with water before you start painting.
Tip: Topcoat is a sealer so if painting over old furniture use Clear Topcoat first to seal your piece before painting (that way you don’t experience any bleed through of whatever is on your furniture). There is no need to use shellac or other sealers. It can be used over or under wax. Use caution when painting with a “pure white” paint as it has no pigment. When “whites” are clear coated with oil based products they can take on a “yellow-ish” or brown hue. This is not the Topcoat turning yellow. We recommend testing your piece first before proceeding on.