Flat Out Flat by General Finishes

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This product is sensitive to freezing.

General Finishes Float Out Flat is a truly "Flat" water based topcoat with a velvety look and feel.

Made with a durable cross-linking acrylic, its performance characteristics are similar to General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. In addition it may be used over or under High Performance.

Directions for use

Important notes:

For interior use only.

Oil based stains must be completely dry before using a water based top coat. Wait a minimum of 48 hours before applying Flat Out Flat.

Surface preparation:

On raw wood, sand with the grain using #120 and finishing with #220 grit paper. On stained wood, sanding with #320 or finer paper or buffing with a buffing pad is optional. Do not sand through the stain.


  1. STIR WELL, prior to use.
  2. Using a foam brush or paint pad applicator, apply GF FOF liberally using smooth, even strokes going with the grain. Use enough material to provide a wet film. DO NOT over brush. Apply and move on.
  3. Sand between coats using #320-#400 grit paper or extra fine to super fine sanding pads. Remove dust before recoating.
  4. Three coats is recommended.

Dry time

Dry time is normally 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (21°C or 70°F, 70% humidity). Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time up to 8-10 hours.


150 sq ft / L

MAY IRRITATE EYE. MAY IRRITATE SKIN. Do not mix with other chemicals. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes. Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Wear safety glasses and chemical resistant gloves. FIRST AID TREATMENT. Contains acrylic resin and dipropylene glycol methyl ether. If swallowed, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse with water for 15 minutes. If on skin, rinse well with water. If breathed in, move person to fresh air.


473 ml (pint)
$33.75 In stock
946 ml
$51.75 In stock
3.78 L
$135.00 In stock


Classification Wood Varnishes
Brand General Finishes
  • 473 ml (pint)
  • 946 ml
  • 3.78 L
Sold Since March 15, 2019
Drying Time
  • Touch: 30+ min.
  • Recoat: 2+ hr
  • Light Use: 7-10 days
  • Cure: 21 days

150 sq ft / L


210 g / L




Water as needed


Acrylic odor


Protect from freezing

Tools cleaning

Hot soapy water


Very matte

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Magdalena Cybulska · Mar 8, 2021

Used this as a top coat after painting my dresser and it came out looking velvety smooth


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