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ENDURO-VAR Water Borne Urethane Varnish


ENDURO-VAR Water Borne Urethane Varnish

GENERAL FINISHES Enduro-Var top coat
a modified oil urethane in a water system, is a premium urethane water base top coat.

Enduro-Var is a highly advanced self cross-linking formulation.

Water Based Formulation
Interior Use ONLY

Ambering: Produces a warm amber tone
Sheens: Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Satin, Flat
Product Type: Oil-modified Urethane

Coats Required: 3 coats
Can Sizes: Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallon Pails
Coverage: Quart,150 Sq. Ft. --  Gallon. 600 Sq. Ft
Viscosity: 35-45 sec
Application Method: Brush, Roll or Spray
Spray Tip Sizes: .043 -.051 tip and nozzle, No. 9 -10 air cap.

Dry Times:
To Touch: 30 min.
To Re-Coat: 2 hrs.
Before Light Use: 7-10 days
Until Fully Cured: 21 days

Durability:

Durability: Medium
Hardness (Koeing): 123
Wear (Taber): 95.6 mg loss
Water (5 max): 3
Chemical (105 max): 84

VOC: <250 g/L

Enduro-Var ADHERES WELL only over WATER STAINS, DYE STAINS, and RAW WOOD.
It will adhere over an oil stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days drying).
Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk.
Recommended uses: windows, book- cases, wall shelves, furniture, dressers, stools, mill-work,
doors, kitchen cupboards, and tables.

Sanding: On bare wood sand to 180, 220 for more open grained woods.
Additives: Do Not add cross linker to this product - it is already cross linked
Sealer: Do not use sealers with the product.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will Enduro-Var amber walnut or cherry if you are not going to stain it?
Yes, it departs a warm amber tone, and brings out grain definition as a traditional solvent urethane would.
Works great on exotic woods such as paduk, cocobolo, and bubinga.

What is the difference between Enduro-Var and High Performance?
The biggest difference is Enduro-Var ambers and High Performance is water white with no amber
Enduro-Var is a modified urethane with no acrylic and is slightly more durable, chemical and water resistant.
High Performance is a combination of urethane and acrylic and is durable enough for most interior projects.

Can I use shellac under the Enduro-Var? Regular Shellac
No,vUSE a Seal Coat Made with a DEWAXED Shellac

If you need to lock in dye, use only one light coat, of dewaxed, 1# cut, and sand lightly (220 or 320) before applying Enduro-Var.

Can I tint Enduro-Var to add color to my project?
Yes, Enduro-Var can be used as a toner. Add 5% of any of General Finish dye or stain, which will enhance the color tone.
Amber or Vintage Cherry work great or a 50/50 combination of both, for a deep oiled look.
Two coats will give you even more color and depth.


Can I use the Enduro-Var over oil base stains?
Yes, Enduro-Var can be applied over any dried stain.
For standard oil base stains 24-48 hour wait time, water base stains and dyes two hours.
Not recommended over linseed oil or danish oils. 


How do I apply the top coat with out getting any bubbles or overlaps?
Apply liberally to ensure workability. Brush on using full, wet coats of finish with long, overlapping strokes. Do not over work this product, it starts drying right away. Catch a missed area on the next pass. If you are doing large areas such as tables or doors, use a Handi-Painter applicator, spray or use a larger brush, and keep a wet edge.

Can I use Enduro-Var for exterior applications?
No, it is not exterior rated. Exterior 450 is our exterior rated acrylic finish.


ENDURO-VAR Water Borne Urethane Varnish
GENERAL FINISHES Enduro-Var top coat, a modified oil urethane in a water system,
is a premium urethane water base top coat.
Enduro-Var is a highly advanced self cross-linking formulation.

Water Based Formulation
Interior Use ONLY
Ambering: Produces a warm amber tone
Sheens: Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Satin, Flat
Product Type: Oil-modified Urethane

Coats Required: 3 coats
Can Sizes: Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallon Pails
Coverage: Quart,150 Sq. Ft. --  Gallon. 600 Sq. Ft
Viscosity: 35-45 sec
Application Method: Brush, Roll or Spray
Spray Tip Sizes: .043 -.051 tip and nozzle, No. 9 -10 air cap.

Dry Times:
To Touch: 30 min.
To Re-Coat: 2 hrs.
Before Light Use: 7-10 days
Until Fully Cured: 21 days

Durability:
Durability: Medium
Hardness (Koeing): 123
Wear (Taber): 95.6 mg loss
Water (5 max): 3
Chemical (105 max): 84

VOC: <250 g/L

Enduro-Var ADHERES WELL only over WATER STAINS, DYE STAINS, and RAW WOOD.
It will adhere over an oil stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days drying).
Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk.
Recommended uses: windows, book- cases, wall shelves, furniture, dressers,
stools, mill-work, doors, kitchen cupboards, and tables.

Sanding: On bare wood sand to 180, 220 for more open grained woods.
Additives: Do Not add cross linker to this product - it is already cross linked
Sealer: Do not use sealers with the product.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will Enduro-Var amber walnut or cherry if you are not going to stain it?
Yes, it departs a warm amber tone, and brings out grain definition as a traditional solvent urethane would.
Works great on exotic woods such as paduk, cocobolo, and bubinga.

What is the difference between Enduro-Var and High Performance?
The biggest difference is Enduro-Var ambers and High Performance is water white with no amber
Enduro-Var is a modified urethane with no acrylic and is slightly more durable, chemical and water resistant.
High Performance is a combination of urethane and acrylic and is durable enough for most interior projects.

Can I use shellac under the Enduro-Var? Regular Shellac
No,vUSE a Seal Coat Made with a DEWAXED Shellac
If you need to lock in dye, use only one light coat, of dewaxed, 1# cut, and sand lightly (220 or 320) before applying Enduro-Var.

Can I tint Enduro-Var to add color to my project?
Yes, Enduro-Var can be used as a toner. Add 5% of any of General Finish dye or stain, which will enhance the color tone.
Amber or Vintage Cherry work great or a 50/50 combination of both, for a deep oiled look.
Two coats will give you even more color and depth.

Can I use the Enduro-Var over oil base stains?
Yes, Enduro-Var can be applied over any dried stain.
For standard oil base stains 24-48 hour wait time, water base stains and dyes two hours.
Not recommended over linseed oil or danish oils. 

How do I apply the top coat with out getting any bubbles or overlaps?
Apply liberally to ensure workability. Brush on using full, wet coats of finish with long, overlapping strokes. Do not over work this product, it starts drying right away. Catch a missed area on the next pass. If you are doing large areas such as tables or doors, use a Handi-Painter applicator, spray or use a larger brush, and keep a wet edge.

Can I use Enduro-Var for exterior applications?
No, it is not exterior rated. Exterior 450 is our exterior rated acrylic finish.





How to Apply
General Finishes Enduro-Var Water Based Topcoat 

General Finishes Enduro-Var is an oil-modified water-based topcoat and ONLY ADHERES WELL OVER WATER-BASED STAINS, DYES AND RAW WOOD. It will adhere over an oil-based stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days dry time). Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk.

Stir topcoat before and throughout the application process
to reincorporate solids that have settled to the bottom of the can.

Enduro-Var has a slight pink cast to the color in the can. This is normal.
If desired, thin topcoat with 10-15% distilled water or General Finishes Extender. Extender will improve flow and leveling and increase open time, which is helpful in dry climates.

Apply 3 coats. More coats will not improve durability.
Hand application:
Apply a liberal amount of product using an acrylic bristle brush, foam brush, pad applicator, or roller.
Avoid pressure and back brushing. Wipe along the wood grain using smooth, even strokes with light lap marks. 

Spray application: Before spraying, strain topcoat through a fine-mesh filter. HVLP: 1.1mm-1.3mm spray tip, medium air cap. Verify tip sizes with your equipment supplier. See our general guide for spray tip sizes. Keep your gun at a 90* angle, 6-8" from the surface. On large, flat areas, use wet, even patterns 6-8" wide.
For narrow surfaces, reduce the fan pattern to 2-3" wide to reduce overspray. Overlap each pass 25% to conceal lines.
Wear a full filter respirator (NIOSH/MSHA-approved) and work in a ventilated space.


Dry 4+ hours between coats in ideal conditions: 70*F/20*C; 50-70% humidity.
You can tell if a water-based finish is dry if it forms a powder when lightly sanded with a fine-grade (220-320) foam sanding pad or 400-grit sandpaper.

If in doubt, wait longer. Increase dry time if:
Humidity is over 80%
3+ coats are applied
Thick coats are applied
Applying over a previously existing finish
Applying over products from other brands
Layering General Finishes water and oil based products:
Water over oil: Let oil-based products dry 72+hr before applying water-based products
Oil over water: Let water-based products dry 24+hr before applying oil based products
To speed up drying in humid conditions add General Finishes Accelerator and work in a space with good ventilation and air movement. If you decide to re-coat before the recommended time, test dryness.
Finish sand between coats with a fine-grade (220-320) foam sanding pad or 400-grit sandpaper to improve smoothness and adhesion.
Remove dust with a vacuum, oil-free tack cloth or clean water dampened rag before re-coating.
Cure Time:
Water-based finishes cure and harden for full use after 21 days in ideal conditions.
Avoid placing heavy objects on surfaces that have not cured completely.
Treat gently, and do not clean with commercial products during the curing period.

Enduro-Var Ambers
General Finishes Enduro-Var is water-based, but it imparts a warm amber tone and brings out grain definition as a traditional solvent urethane would on exotic woods such as Paduk, Cocobolo, and Bubinga.

Tinting & Toning Enduro-Var
Add up to 5% General Finishes Dye Stain or General Finishes Ready-to-Match Stain to enhance color tone. General Finishes Amber Dye Stain or General Finishes Vintage Cherry Dye Stain work well, or a 50:50 combination of both. Apply 2 coats of the tinted topcoat for a deeper, more vibrant color.

High-Use Surfaces
General Finishes High Performance Topcoat, General Finishes Enduro Clear Poly and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Topcoat are recommended on high-use surfaces such as kitchen tabletops, kitchen cabinets or bath vanities instead of Enduro-Var because they have greater water and chemical resistance. 

Incompatible Products
All oil based products.
Enduro-Var ONLY ADHERES WELL OVER WATER-BASED STAINS, DYE STAINS, and RAW WOOD.
It will adhere to an oil-based stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days dry time).
Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk.
Shellac, Linseed Oils, Danish Oils



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