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Tough Coat

Rated 4.9 out of 5
81 Reviews
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Maximum Protection

Tough Coat is an incredibly strong, water-based sealant. This is a very popular choice for people that want to seal kitchen cabinets, outdoor furniture, and table tops to make them water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and better able to stand up to heavy wear and tear! As our strongest sealant, it offers maximum protection that will preserve your furniture’s surfaces for years to come.

How does Tough Coat differ from Clear Coat?

Tough Coat offers the highest durability and requires only two coats for maximum protection, whereas Clear Coat will require up to four coats. Tough Coat is VOC-compliant and best suited for kitchen table tops, kitchen cabinets and outdoor furniture. Clear Coat, on the other hand is 100% VOC-free and requires less of a learning curve to use. If you are not experienced with applying clear finishes, we suggest Clear Coat because it is more user-friendly than Tough Coat.

If you’d like to use a 100% natural product with light protection, try using Wax or Hemp Oil.

Tough Coat Product Features:

  • Adds extremely durable protection for high-traffic projects such as kitchen cabinets
  • Adds a beautiful satin sheen
  • Water-based and non-yellowing
  • Suitable for exterior projects
  • Eco-friendly and VOC-compliant

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is very important to make sure that you let your last coat of paint dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding with Tough Coat, otherwise you may end up with a streaky finish. If your work space is cold or humid, you’ll want to wait at least 72 hours so your paint coats have plenty of time to dry all the way through.

PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT apply Wax, Hemp Oil, or other oil-based products before applying Tough Coat.

Check out this tutorial for more information on how to use Tough Coat.

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Reviewed by Ashley, from United States
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I don't recommend this product
What I Painted
  • Buffet
Age Range
30s
Pros
  • Dries Fast
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Low Odor
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Warning, you may have to sand.

Practice first! I purchased from a stockist and they warned me the product was not for beginners but I paint without painters tape regularly and found the rest of the paint so superior, I thought them over cautious. I should have listened. I will be sanding down the drips and bubbles and practicing before I move on to the rest of my cabinets. If you are an expert, you will probably be fine but others beware.

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Country Chic Paint

Hi Ashley, I'm very sorry you weren't happy with the Tough Coat! It does take a little bit of practice, especially for beginners, I agree. Can you tell me what you were using to apply the Tough Coat? We recommend using a painting sponge as it makes it much easier to apply nice thin coats that won't cause drips.

Reviewed by Denise G., from United States
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I recommend this product
What I Painted
  • Cabinet
Age Range
30s
Pros
  • Easy to Apply
  • Excellent Finish
  • Low Odor
  • Durable
  • Beautiful Finish
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love this stuff

I love how easy these products are to use! Customer service is personal and genuine. I will continue to shop Country Chic!

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Reviewed by Kimberly A H., from United States
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I recommend this product
What I Painted
  • Dining Table
  • Dresser
  • Side Table
  • Buffet
  • Cabinet
Age Range
50s
Pros
  • Easy to Apply
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Excellent Finish
  • Dries Fast
  • Low Odor
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Wonderful products

Tough coat is an amazing product.

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Reviewed by Stacy A., from United States
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What I Painted
  • Cabinet
Age Range
30s
Pros
  • Easy to Apply
  • Excellent Finish
  • Dries Fast
  • Nice Consistency
  • Beautiful Finish
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Product - Easy to use!

I loved how quickly it shipped and all the how-to videos offered. It's made me very comfortable as a first time user! Cannot wait to order more and begin transforming all my home!

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Reviewed by Becky C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Works great

used it on top of my dining table - amazing!

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