Meet the newest finishing product from Miss Mustard Seed:
And yes, the name implies everything. We’ve been testing this product out on a couple different pieces to see how it handles. Hoo-boy, you’re gonna like this one!
First of all, this is the first topcoat we’ve used that is non-yellowing on light colors. You heard me right, non-yellowing!! I thought you’d like that, I know I was blown away!
This topcoat is water based, which means easy cleanup, which means you don’t have to throw away your brushes or use, *shudder*, cheap brushes to apply it. I do suggest using a mild soap when washing this out of your brushes, but if you find your brush a little stiff the next day just wash it again. Water based! It’ll come right out in the next scrubbing.
Another bonus, it’s odorless! I used this in our studio and never needed to crack a window. So this is perfect for those with sensitive olfactories.
We coated this adorable little table in Tough Coat, so easy!
Coverage…this product is pretty thin, so beware of drips. But a little goes a long way. If you end up missing a spot don’t worry, you’ll get it on the second coat.
Just like the name says, this is tough. You just need 2 coats (2 hours between coats) and it dries to a nice durable finish. After letting it dry overnight I came back and gave it the fingernail test, it didn’t even dent! I would suggest letting it dry a good 12 hours before setting anything on it just so you don’t get indents. And if you’re putting this over a newly painted surface, you’ll need to let that paint dry for 12-24 hours before applying. The paint needs to fully dry, it won’t be able to dry through the topcoat.
It does have a glossier finish than any of the waxes, I would say it’s more of a satin than matte or eggshell, which is what you get with wax.
Don’t forget, this is a water-resistant finish, not water proof. Don’t leave sweating drinks on it for hours, or leaky plant pots. Treat this surface the same way you’d treat any painted surface. Clean with a mild soap and water, nothing too caustic or abrasive.
So rejoice! Use this on your kitchen tables, end tables, chairs, or any other high-traffic areas with confidence! We have this amazing product in stock now, so what will you use Tough Coat on?