Extreme Protection (EP) vs. Brite Tone (BT):
In regards to tumblers, the EP is used to hold down the glitters and micas in between coats. The BT is what you need to give a high gloss hard finish on the tumbler.
CrystaLac Extreme Protection Polyurethane is an interior water based NON-YELLOWING, Environmentally Safe Top Coat that is Super Hard, Super Clear and Super Easy to Use. It is Scratch, Chemical, and Water Resistant. It Self-Levels, has Low Odor, Low V.O.C. and cleans up easily with water.
Use anywhere an extra level of protection is needed. Added UV stabilizers will keep dyes and stains brilliant and will help protect colors from fading. Dries crystal clear even over white finishes. Excellent for use as a chalk paint sealer.
CrystaLac Polyurethane can be applied by either brushing or spraying (gravity feed or HVLP sprayer) see website for detailed spraying instructions. Use a good quality brush.
It is not necessary to sand between each Top Coat. All CrystaLac Top Coats will bond to the prior coat. CrystaLac Top Coats can be used over thoroughly dried oil or water-based stains, shellac, lacquer, Polyurethane or Acrylic. If recoating over an old finish, scuff sand first and remove any surface contaminants such as dirt, waxes or polishes.
Usually 3 to 5 coats are sufficient to produce a beautiful, protective finish. Use more if desired.
Coverage is approximately 400 to 500 sq. ft. per gallon.
Dry time is usually 30 min to 1 hour. Allow 2 to 4 hours before recoating.
Do Not use stearated sandpaper or tack cloths. Do Not freeze. Do Not apply below 60 degrees.
Do Not thin or clean with lacquer solvents or mineral spirits. Use soap and water for clean-up.
Warranty: Test to your satisfaction on scrap material before using. The manufacturer, The CrystaLac Company, will only replace defective product. Under no circumstances will the manufacturer or distributors be responsible for the cost of application labor, refinishing expenses, or any costs more than the purchase price of the container.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children! Do not ingest. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. When spraying or sanding, use an OSHA approved mask. V.O.C. is less than 1.4 Lbs. per gallon.
Disposal: Consult your local sanitation department. Do not dump on the ground.