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                              Enduro Pigmented Black Poly

                              Enduro Black Pigmented Poly is a high-solids, pigmented water-based wood finish ideal for cabinets and millwork. Stocked in Black and White, custom colors are available for wholesale customers upon request. White and Clear can be used as tint bases to achieve endless colors. All Enduro Polys?can be used with General Finishes Glaze Effects.

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                              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 150- or 220-grit.?

                              2. Remove dust.

                              New Stained Surface: Do not sand. Apply directly to stained surface.

                              Existing Finish?

                              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: How To Apply General Finishes Enduro Black Poly

                              General Finishes Enduro Black Poly Application Steps

                              1. Black Poly product overview video here.
                              2. Watch a?comparison of GF paints and pigmented topcoats here.
                              3. Stir?to reincorporate solids that have settled to the bottom of the can before and throughout the application process.
                              4. Thin?as desired?with distilled water; start with 5%, increase up to 10% by volume.?Increase open time, if needed, with up to 5% 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. ? ?
                              5. Apply 3 coats. Additional coats will not improve durability.
                                • Face frames: Enduro professional products are engineered to be spray-only but can be successfully applied 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. Add 10-20% Extender for improved results. ALTERNATIVE: Use the same sheen of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat on areas that must be brushed.?
                              6. If a faster build is desired over raw wood, use General Finishes Sanding Sealer for?the first coat, followed by 2 coats of Black Poly.
                              7. Dry 2+ hours between coats in ideal conditions: 70°F 20°C; 50-70% humidity.?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.
                              8. Finish sand between coats with a fine-grade (220-320) foam sanding pad?to improve smoothness and adhesion.
                              9. Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, an oil-free tack cloth or a water-dampened rag.
                              10. Optional: seal with your choice of General Finishes water based?topcoat.

                              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 immediately after use.

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

                              Storage of Water Based Products

                              Please be mindful of the manner in which water-based products are?stored and how?long they have?been in storage.?They not a forever product.?

                              Life of Product
                              Water-based products do not last forever, even when unopened. General Finishes products are best used within 1 year of the manufacture date listed on the can.?However, the life of the product may be extended with proper care and storage (see Storage Tips below).

                              Water-based products can?last 3-5 years if?the can is unopened, in good condition?and stored in correct temperatures.

                              Product that is 3 years old will not look like product that is 6 months to 1 year old. You will see more stratification?or?separation as the product ages. Always stir?thoroughly before using.?

                              If your product?has a foul smell, it?is contaminated and?no longer in useable?condition.

                              Clumps & Settling
                              Gravity can cause some solids to settle on the bottom of the can and slight separation on the top. This is normal. If working with older product?stir with a?paint mixing attachment on a drill.

                              If the solids dissolve and clumps smooth out after mixing from the bottom, the product is in good condition for use.

                              Inability to reincorporate large, chunky lumps after?stirring for several minutes?is an indication that the product has frozen and can no longer be used.

                              Storage Tips
                              See video tutorial: Tips on Storing Leftover Finishes
                              Water-based finishes crystalize and form a skin?due to evaporation when the air-tight seal on a can is broken at first use. The following best practices will increase the life of your product:

                              1. Pry open sealed lids with a paint can opener by hooking under the lid's rolled edge. The use of a screwdriver can disfigure the rim and lid, impairing a complete seal.?
                              2. Keep lid closed while working. Pour what you will use into a bowl, paper cup, or plate, and close can lid as you work.
                              3. Clean the chime of the can?thoroughly with a paper towel before closing to create a complete?seal. Product falling?into the chime can?be minimized by using a pouring lid, such as Fitsall. Avoid wiping used brushes on the lid.
                              4. Pound the lid in place?using a rubber mallet to avoid distorting the chime or lid. Dents in the lid from direct contact with a hammer can impair a complete seal. Alternatively, place a flat piece of wood over can lid and firmly pound shut.
                              5. Store in moderate temperatures.?Avoid temperatures below 50°F/10°C or above 100°F/26°C. Keep from freezing. Frozen and heat-damaged product cannot be revitalized. Temperature-controlled spaces, such as a basement, are ideal for storage. Do not store product in an attic, garage, in direct sunlight, or next to something warm like a water heater or furnace.
                              6. Store can upside down to create a liquid seal, minimize evaporation and reduce the chance of?crystallization.?Decant remaining product from the can before stirring.?
                              7. Decant leftovers to a smaller container when the?finish is almost used up. Alternative storage containers for water-based products are plastic FIFO bottles or glass bottles. Do not fill metal-lidded containers completely to prevent them from rusting.

                              The following water-based product mixtures?can be stored:

                              1. Product thinned with up to 15% General Finishes Extender or General Finishes?Accelerator can be stored, with the exception of thinned?General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain.
                              2. Mixtures involving colors & sheens within the same product line, such as:
                                • High Performance Satin + High Performance Gloss
                                • Snow White Milk Paint + Coastal Blue Milk Paint
                                • Amber Dye Stain + Merlot Dye Stain

                              The following product mixtures?should NOT be stored:

                              • Any water based product with thinned tap water; water often contains bacteria that will adversely affect stored paint.
                              • Topcoat + Stain or Paint
                              • Milk Paint + Chalk Style Paint
                              • Water Based Wood Stain + Dye Stain

                              Furniture Care and Maintenance

                              Cure First
                              You have just finished applying a fine furniture finish. Treat gently until the paint or topcoat have fully cured. Allow 21 days for a water-based?finish to cure and 30 days for an oil-based finish to cure before cleaning.

                              Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

                              • Remove dust?with a water-dampened cloth. Dust can build up over time and may scratch or dull finishes if not removed regularly.?
                              • Remove fingerprints, cooking fumes and smoking residue with mild soap and water. These contaminants will not harm the finish, but they accumulate on surfaces and dull the original luster.?
                              • As with all fine furniture finishes, avoid using?furniture polish, cleaners or dusting sprays that contain silicone, alcohol, ammonia and anything acidic.?Exception: We have successfully cleaned with Clorox wipes.
                              • Clean up water, alcohol and food spills in a timely manner and use placemats & coasters to?protect the finish.
                              • Future finishes or touch-ups may not adhere properly or perform as desired over a contaminated surface.?Some contaminants, such as silicone, seep through finish into the wood and often cannot be removed.
                              • Avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures?or high humidity. These?can damage furniture and finishes.

                              Warnings and Warranties

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

                              Limited Warranty
                              General Finishes products must be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for color satisfaction, misapplication, nor compatibility with other manufacturers' products. General Finishes will be responsible only for the cost of our products, and not for costs such as labor, damage or project replacement.?

                              Contamination and Compatibility
                              Our finishes are engineered as a system and are compatible with each other. General Finishes cannot guarantee an ideal refinish when applying our products on top of or combined with another company's products or over surfaces that have been in contact with waxes, polishes or sprays containing contaminants such as silicone. Test for adherence and aesthetics before beginning.?

                              If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log onto www.epa.gov/lead.

                              FIRST AID:
                              Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms occur due to the following. EYE CONTACT: Remove any contact lenses. Flush eyes with water for 20+ minutes while lifting upper and lower eyelids. SKIN CONTACT: Wash thoroughly after handling. INHALATION: Move to fresh air and loosen clothing. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. INGESTION: Call physician immediately. Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.?

                              This product contains a chemical known to the State Of California to cause cancer and birth defects. Do not swallow; first aid: drink water to dilute product. May cause eye or skin irritation; first aid: flush eyes thoroughly with water.

                              Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Wash thoroughly after handling.


                              Basic Features
                              Product Colors Black
                              Base Type Water
                              Sheen Satin (25-35), Semi-Gloss (50-60)
                              Interior or Exterior Interior only
                              Type Urethane/Acrylic Blend
                              Coats 3 coats
                              Application Method Spray
                              Brushable No
                              Usable over existing finishes Yes - see product page application instructions.
                              Sprayable Yes
                              Spray Tip Sizes HVLP 1.3mm-1.5mm
                              Dry Time
                              Dry Time - Touch 30+ min.
                              Dry Time - Recoat 2+ hr
                              Dry Time - Light Use 7-10 days
                              Dry Time - Cure 21 days
                              Can Sizes Gallons, 5 Gallon pails
                              Coverage 450 sq. ft/gal
                              Technical Data
                              Viscosity Medium
                              Viscosity (cPs) 600-800
                              Weight Solids 28%
                              VOC US VOC
                              Satin: 238.752 g/L
                              Semi-Gloss: 240.720 g/L
                              Gloss: 241.470 g/L
                              Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low) High
                              Hardness (Koenig #) 62
                              Wear (Taber #) 105.40 mg loss
                              Water (5 max) 5
                              Chemical (105 max) 92


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