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Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat In Clear, 887 Ml

Model # 289508|Store SKU # 1000842409



Model # 289508 Store SKU # 1000842409

Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat is a clear coating that is applied over Chalked Ultra Matte Paint. It adds protection and durability, while enhancing colour. Apply over Chalked Ultra Matte Paint to make any piece last and keep it timeless.

  1. Easy application
  1. Indoor use only
  1. Dries to a matte finish
  1. Does not need to be reapplied
  1. Wipe painted surface with a clean rag. Apply 1-3 coats over Chalked Ultra Matte Paint. Wait 2 hours between each coat.



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Chalked Protective Topcoat In Clear, 887 MlPhoto of productRust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat is a clear coating that is applied over Chalked Ultra Matte Paint. It adds protection and durability, while enhancing colour. Apply over Chalked Ultra Matte Paint to make any piece last and keep it timeless.
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Chalked Protective Topcoat In Clear, 887 Ml is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL PRODUCT DO NOT BUY! I feel as if I should warn others about this awful product. It completely ruined my furniture. I spent hours painting and sanding my furniture with white Chalked paint so it would look perfectly distressed. Today I was excited to finish my project with Chalked Protective Topcoat. I added the Topcoat to several pieces of the furniture and it turned everything completely yellow! Not just a little bit yellow but totally yellow. Everything looks stained. I am so upset because I feel like weeks of work have gone down the drain. It is unfair to sell such an awful product that can ruin a project that has had hours of love put into it. I am now left with yellow furniture. I have to buy more paint and use more of my time to cover up this awful yellow mess. Save yourself some time and DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT if applied correctly!! I read all the reviews good and bad about this product before I decided to take a risk and try it. I am refinishing an old wooden bedroom set, primed with Zinsser Cover Stain alkyd primer first after repairing and sanding any imperfections in the surface. I then did 2 coats of Rustoleum Linen White chalk paint. Covered beautifully and so easy to apply ! I then did a grey wash on drawers and top using the aged grey chalk paint. Then came the Matt Clear protective topcoat ! With all the reviews about it yellowing and foaming I was a bit worried, but here's the deal ... Use a foam brush to apply the topcoat, being careful to apply only one thin coat at a time. No yellowing at all if a thin coat is applied but anywhere where it pools or you left a heavy streak , yes you will experience some yellowing ! I had no yellowing at all on the white surfaces, it only appeared in the corners of the inside of the armoire I am working on where I left it too thick. The solution to this is to use a dry foam brush right after applying the product and dab the seams and corners to ensure no heavy layer is left there ! I mean literally as you're applying it ! Not 5 minutes later after you've finished the coat ! My white is a beautiful linen white ! The other problem with it "foaming" is no different than using any other clearcoat product. Yes it will foam if rubbed too much but again following with a dry foam brush to brush away or remove the foam works great. I had no foaming on flat surfaces, only on detailed surfaces. You need to be careful when you stir it not to overstir or shake the can. If foam accumulates on your brush as you go wipe the brush on a textured paint tray or something to scrape it off, then keep going ! Don't even think about using a regular paint brush to apply !!! Must use foam brush ! I toss the brush after using it because they do breakdown, its not worth washing them out. I am so thankful for this product as it sure beat having to apply a wax and then buffing it out all over ! This a wonderful product and am writing this review to clear the air about the negative reviews I have read. I would highly recommend this product for anyone doing a chalk paint project !! I'll add a couple of photos showing one of the pieces I've completed. Bottom line...Love it !
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yellow! I would never buy this again, I should have read the reviews first! Assuming it went with the chalk paint I stayed with the same name brand. Big mistake, ruined my hutch that I had completely finished and was ready to protect..huge mistake. I did all the proper steps previous as stated in all the video and on the can.. it Turned the hutch streaky yellow in big patches. Like it was in a smokey house for 20years. I was choked! Sanded and repainted it again with another coat and now will attempt to save the project. Terrible product!
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I used this product on top of chiffon chalk paint, and I could not be happier with the results. My cupboards look great, clean up was close to effortless, and the cost to rejuvenate my kitchen's appearance was minimal. I highly recommend this.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Results! I used this product to protect the chalk paint faux finish I had created on my accent wall. Worked beautifully! Enhanced the colours while still having a matte finish. Smooth wipeable finish. Some tips for use: DO NOT SHAKE. Gently stir the product throughly. I used a foam roller to apply the product, then brushed it to smooth it out. Do Not over work it while applying it. It will bubble and get rough streaks if you roll ir brush to much. I practiced on a practice board first to get familiar with handling the product before applying to my project.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, If Used Properly! I see some people have experienced yellowing of their project, but this is not the product at fault. The problem stems from "not needing to prime" before using chalk paint. Yes, you can apply chalk paint without primer, but in some cases primer must be used first. Some woods, if old or worn - or high tannin woods must be primed with a stain-blocking primer prior to painting. High tannin woods most susceptible to pulling up yellowing are: Cedar, Pine, Oak, Mahogany, and Redwood. In order to seal certain woods and prevent the tannins from rising to the top/and colors from bleeding, when topcoats are applied, you can first seal the project with something like Zinsser Bulls Eye Primer or Rustoleum Zinsser, or any proper stain-blocking primer. You don't need primer to apply chalk paint, but you DO need it if you are painting a wood where colors might bleed or a high tannin wood. ALL BRANDS of top coats, whether they be Rustoleum, Annie's, or whatever, are strong penetrating lacquers that will pull up underlying tannins and cause a yellowing effect over light colors if they are not properly sealed first. As well, thin coats must be applied. Apply a very thin coat first, then wait for it to dry thoroughly before a second thin coat. Thick coats will cause clouding. When applied properly with the correct brush ( high quality synthetic brush), not a roller, this topcoat prevents future yellowing and scuffs, etc. I also see some people complaining about a glossy sheen afterwards. Again, this is due to inexperience. Be patient when mixing! Turn your container upside down and let it sit for a couple hours, if possible. Carefully turn over (don't shake it) and use a paint stick to scrape all the way to the bottom to mix in the agents. Stir before and during use. If topcoat is not thoroughly stirred, the finish will be shinier because the agents weren’t mixed in well enough. If the topcoat is shaken up, bubbles will form in the finished project - which you sure don't want to have. ALL brands of topcoat for chalk paint work the same, so follow these instructions for every brand. Just my 2 cents.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Turns white chalk paint into urine stained toilet Worst product ever made. Was there literally no quality control at all? I have a hard time believing anyone at Rust-Oleum could possibly have applied this product to the linen white chalk paint and thought it was acceptable to launch. In short, it turns white chalk paint into a streaky yellow-brown colour like a toilet that's been overused and left out in the woods for 10 years. In the attached photo you can see the drawer to which I have NOT applied the topcoat, and the cabinet to which I have. The chalk paint had one week to dry before I applied the top coat. Now I'll have to sand the cabinet down and start over again. For such a widely advertised product, this is a disgrace and needs to be pulled from the market immediately. I will be contacting Rust-Oleum to demand compensation for my lost time. Don't waste yours.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money I purchased this to protect my projects from stains. It does NOTHING except remove the matte finish from the pieces. It adds a gloss which defeats the purpose of chalk paint. My dressing table still shows each drop of liquid that falls on it so there is no protection. This is even after THREE coats, which caused ugly brush strokes. This is a terrible product. Stick to polycrylic satin finish. Easy, cheaper, and smooth finish. You learn as you grow.
Date published: 2017-05-08
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So I painted my chairs the linen white and aged grey. After applying the top coat to the aged grey, the painted started to bubble. I followed all instructions. What can be done to fix this? Can I get a refund of all my money spent on this paint?

Asked by: Cher
We're very sorry to hear about this experience. The results you're reporting are not typical. When you get the chance, please contact Rust-Oleum's Product Support group at: 1-800-387-3625 for assistance.
Answered by: Rust-Oleum Answers
Date published: 2018-04-17
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