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GENERAL FINISHES ENDURO WHITE POLY GALLON (FLAT)

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GENERAL FINISHES ENDURO WHITE POLY GALLON (FLAT)

Description

Enduro Pigmented Poly is a high-solids, pigmented water-based wood finish ideal for cabinets and millwork.  White and Clear can be used as tint bases to achieve endless colors. For non-architectural use.

  • Plastic Gallon Jug - due to an metal can shortage, product may come in a plastic jug instead of a metal container
  • Do not apply clear topcoats over bright white paint, as yellowing may occur due to a reaction to the substrate. Light color paints may also experience yellowing due to topcoat application, but it will less noticeable
  • Provides a hard, durable finish to cabinets and millwork
  • Excellent chemical and water resistance

Step 1: Preparation

All wood projects require preparation sanding. If you skip this critical step, your finish may fail. 

Raw Wood

See our video: How To Prep Sand New Wood

1. Sand with 120-grit sandpaper followed by 220-grit. 

2. Remove dust.

Sealed Surface

See our video: How to Prepare Existing Finishes 

1. Scuff clean with a Scotch-Brite™ pad or maroon synthetic steel wool & 50:50 mix of denatured alcohol & water.

2. Dry 1-2 hours.

3. Sand lightly with 220-320-grit foam sanding sponge.

4. Remove dust.

Step 2: Priming

CAUTION: Do NOT use any type of clear topcoat over GF White Poly, as it may cause yellowing. 

CAUTION: General Finishes Enduro White Poly is engineered to adhere well to raw wood, General Finishes White Undercoat and General Finishes Stain Blocker.

When working over raw wood, 2 coats of either Stain Blocker or White Undercoat MUST be applied before applying Enduro White Poly to prevent tannin bleed through and ensure a successful outcome. Both work very well but Stain Blocker will achieve a slightly brighter sustained white.

When working over an existing finish, 2 coats of Stain Blocker MUST be applied before applying Enduro White Poly to prevent tannin bleed through, improve adhesion and ensure a successful outcome. 

  1. ??????Raw Wood Tannin Bleed-Through is unpredictable; yellowing can appear immediately or months later with seasonal temperature changes. Oak, pine, mahogany, and Douglas fir are particularly prone to bleed-through. 
  2. Knots in Wood tend to bleed and are dense, making paint adhesion a challenge. Stain Blocker may improve adhesion and prevent bleed-through.
  3. Existing Finishes Bleed-Through may be caused by wood tannins, previous stains or aniline dyes, surface contamination, and incompatibility between brands.
    ALWAYS apply 2 coats General Finishes Stain Blocker before applying Enduro White Poly over an existing finish for adhesion and to prevent bleed-through.
  4. Non-Wood Surfaces may be able to take paint if primed first. Primer may improve adhesion over laminate and prevent bleed-through from MDF. Metal requires a primer made specifically for metal. Always test first before completing your entire project.

NOTE: Do not tint or use General Finishes Stain Blocker on projects that will be stored outdoors.

Priming Non-Wood Surfaces for Paint
Always test for adhesion on a hidden area of your project before getting started.

Metal: Enduro Pigmented White Poly is engineered for wood surfaces, but may adhere to metal, such as aluminum or steel, if a metal primer is applied first. 

  1. Clean the surface well.
  2. Apply primer.
  3. Dry 48-72 hours before painting.

Laminate: Enduro Pigmented White Poly MAY adhere to laminate with a bonding primer; however, we cannot guarantee it. You may increase your chances of success by abrading the surface.

  1. Prep: Deep clean, dry thoroughly, sand with 150- then 180-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
  2. Prime: Apply bonding primer, dry 12+ hours before painting.

MDF: Enduro Pigmented White Poly can be applied directly to MDF, but the MDF may cast a brown color if not primed first. Two base coats of white-pigmented shellac-based stain-blocking primer, or Stain Blocker, may prevent bleed-through. Alternatively, one base coat of General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint may block brown tone caused by MDF.
 

Disclaimer
Although Stain Blocker is engineered to prevent the most persistent bleed-through when 2 coats are applied, General Finishes cannot guarantee prevention of bleed-through or yellowing on every project. Unknown factors and assiduous bleed-through can impact results. Stain Blocker is the strongest option we are aware of at this time and has performed extremely well in our tests.


Step 3: How To Apply General Finishes Enduro White Poly

CAUTION: Do NOT use any type of clear topcoat over GF White Poly, as it may cause yellowing. 

CAUTION: General Finishes Enduro White Poly is engineered to adhere well to raw wood, General Finishes White Undercoat and General Finishes Stain Blocker.

When working over raw wood, 2 coats of either Stain Blocker or White Undercoat MUST be applied before applying Enduro White Poly to prevent tannin bleed through and ensure a successful outcome. Both work very well but Stain Blocker will achieve a slightly brighter sustained white.

When working over an existing finish, 2 coats of Stain Blocker MUST be applied before applying Enduro White Poly to prevent tannin bleed through and ensure a successful outcome. 

General Finishes Enduro White Poly Application Steps

  1. Watch product overview video here or comparison of GF paints and pigmented topcoats here.
  2. Work in a well-ventilated area. 
  3. Stir thoroughly to reincorporate solids that have settled to the bottom of the can before and throughout the application process.
  4. Test for color & adhesion over existing sealed surfaces. 
  5. Thin as desired with distilled water; start with 5%, adding up to 10% by volume. 
  6. Increase open time, if needed, with 10-15% General Finishes Extender if allowed by local regulations. GF Extender will improve flow and leveling and increase open time, which is helpful in dry climates. California Residents: Adding more than 2% of GF Extender will make the products non-compliant per SCAQMD Regulations. GF assumes no liability for the improper use of these products.    
  7. Ready to spray from container. Apply up to 2 coats of primer, plus 2 coats of GF White Poly. Additional coats will not improve durability.
    • Spray application: Before spraying, strain through a medium-mesh filter. Spray wet films at 3-5-mil thickness. Medium air cap. Compressed air: .040, HVLP: .043 -.051 or Airless: .1 -.15. 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 mask and work in a ventilated space. Read here for more information on spraying techniques.
    • Face frames: Enduro professional products are engineered to be spray-only but can be successfully applied successfully to cabinet face frames, edges or drawer fronts with a small cabinet-specific 3/8" nap microfiber roller such as Whizz or AllPro brand. Larger areas may not level with a roller application. Add 10-20% Extender for improved results. 
  8. If a faster build is desired over raw wood, use General Finishes Sanding Sealer for the first coat, followed by 2 coats of White Poly.
  9. Dry time based on ideal conditions: 70°F/20°C; 50-70% humidity. Tack free 5-10 minutes. Ready to sand 30-45 minutes. Recoat in 1-2 hours. Be sure to allow adequate dry time. 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. If in doubt, wait longer. Rushing the dry time can cause "blush," which is clouding in the finish due to moisture trapped between the layers. Increase dry time if:
    • Humidity is over 80%
    • 3+ coats are applied
    • Thick coats are applied
    • Applying over an existing sealed 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 accelerate dry time 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.
  10. Finish sand between coats with a fine-grade (220-320) foam sanding pad to improve smoothness and adhesion.
  11. Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, an oil-free tack cloth or a water-dampened rag.
  12. A topcoat is not required.

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 completely cured. Treat gently, and do not clean with commercial products during the curing period.

Warning: Do not use water-based products with Linseed Oils or Danish Oils.


Cleanup of Water Based Products

Application tools and materials containing water-based products can be cleaned with soap and water or General Finishes Brush & Gun Cleaner immediately after use.

Product Spills
Spills may be able to be removed from fabric and carpet if cleaned immediately with soap and water.

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