Tough Coat


Our non-yellowing water-based Tough Coat comes in two sheens, matte and gloss. Perfect for those high-traffic surfaces such as tabletops. Easy to apply using a sponge for a smooth application adding extra durability and increased sheen to your painted pieces.

Try our Applicator Sponge for an easy application and a super smooth finish!

Do not use over medium to darker colours as it will show streaks. This is water vapour trapped within the tough coat and is visible on dark colours in particular. Should streaking occur, you can simply apply the paint over the top and leave it as is.

Use the Natural colour All in One Stain & Finishing Oil as a substitute to avoid streaking and to provide an extra durable, strong topcoat over Fusion Mineral Paint over high-traffic areas like kitchen cabinets or tabletops and even flooring!

Application ToolFoam Sponge
Re-coat Time1-2 hours
Dry TimeTo touch 30min-1 hour
Top CoatWax, Stain & Finishing Oil optional for additional durability
Clean UpWater
Coverage75 sq.ft
Finish/Sheen Matte or Gloss
Recommended UsesHeavy wear and tear areas for added durability.
Can Be Applied ToAll water-based finishes, paints
Can Be Painted OverYes once dried
How to PrepApply over water-based paints or topcoats for the desired effect – do not apply over oil-based products or wax
Cure Time14-30 Days
Maintenance/ Cleaning Light cleaners


Do not use over medium to darker colours as it will show streaks, this is water vapour trapped within the tough coat and is visible on dark colours in particular. Should streaking occur, you can simply apply the paint over top and leave it as is.

This is known as the “Tough Coat Sandwich”. It has Paint first, then Tough Coat, then Paint and it is beyond durable! This is only recommended for very high traffic surfaces


The matte version leaves a flat matte finish, the gloss version has a high sheen glossy look.


21 days


Try adding a few drops of our metallics! Instant shimmer topcoat.

How to apply: gently mix your Tough Coat before using it, as the matting agent and other ingredients may settle to the bottom. Do not shake vigorously, as this can introduce air bubbles which impact the look of the applied product and are difficult to remove once applied.

Wipe the Tough Coat onto your surface using a damp sponge or applicator pad. Damp here means barely wet – so that you can barely feel the water. Put a small amount of Tough Coat on the damp sponge and wipe it onto your piece, along with the grain, in one smooth motion. Avoid using a lot of product at once. It is better to apply a couple of thin layers rather than one thick coat.

Non-yellowing, perfect for keeping your white paint colours purely white. Dries quickly and can be painted over to create a “Tough Coat Sandwich”.

How does it work?

Our Non – yellowing formula keeps your whites bright! Apply over your high-traffic areas for super durability. Wipe-on poly that is Tough

Can I use Tough Coat over Fusion Mineral Paint?

Yes, you can! Fusion™ Mineral Paint is famous for its built-in top coat. Sometimes though, you may want a slight sheen and added colour vibrancy, or you may want the peace of mind of an extra bit of protection over high-traffic areas such as kitchen cabinets or table tops. This is where our Tough Coat™ comes into play

Can I use Fusion Mineral Paint over Tough Coat?
Yes, all of Fusion’s water-based products were designed to be layered over each other. Giving you greater options to Paint it beautiful.

Can I use Tough Coat outside?
We do not recommend this product for exterior use.

Is Tough Coat food-safe?
No Tough Coat is not considered food safe. Check out this food-safe finish.

Can I use Tough Coat on my wood floors?

Definitely, for this application, apply with an applicator or sponge for the best results. This will work best for lighter colours. For darker colours, use the Natural” colour All in One Finishing Oil

Read all about the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

Size: 500 ml
Base: water/acrylic
Coverage: 75 sq ft
Finish: matte/gloss
Clean up: water
Dry time: approx 30 minutes Re-coat time: approx 2-4 hours Cure time: 21 days
Durability: high

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