Flat Out Flat is a self-crosslinking water-based topcoat that mimics the lustrous look and feel of wax. The increased matting agents used to create "flat look" cause this wood finish to have less clarity, show fingerprints more and provide slightly less durability than High Performance. It is recommended for medium to low-use surfaces other than kitchen cabinets and table tops.
Flat Out flat is not recommended for high-use areas such as cabinets and tabletops. The popular flat sheens are lovely, but they have different properties than glossy finishes. The flatting agents required to reduce sheen in matte topcoats also slightly reduce clarity, water resistance, durability and resistance to chemicals such as ketchup, soap, chemical cleaners or ammonia. This is not much of a concern in low-use areas but is important for tabletops or kitchen cabinets.
Here is a tip to improve the performance of your finish and still obtain a matte sheen: Use a semi-gloss sheen for the first 2 coats and a flat for the third for optimum performance. Alternatively, use High Performance Water Based Topcoat or Arm-R-Seal Oil Based Topcoat.
Product Colors: Water White in can (dries clear) Base Type: Water Ambering: No Sheen: Very Flat (1-5) Interior or Exterior: Interior only Tintable: Yes Type: Self-crosslinking Acrylic Coats: 3 coats Application Method: Brush, Roll, Spray Usable over existing finishes: Yes Spray Tip Sizes: HVLP 1.1mm-1.3mm Dry Time - Touch: 30+ min. Dry Time - Recoat: 2+ hr Dry Time - Light Use: 7-10 days Dry Time - Cure: 21 days Coverage: 65-75 sq.ft./pint, 125-150 sq.ft./quart, 500-600 sq.ft./gallon Viscosity: Medium Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low): Low