Factory Finish

Cabot Stains Factory Finish Acrylic Topcoat

Factory Finish Acrylic Topcoat

Available Finishes
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Quick Facts

  • Keeps moisture out
  • Protect from warping and checking
  • Texture-enhancing, eggshell finish
  • Formulated specifically for machine application


Cabot Factory Finish provides a fade-resistant finish that is exceptionally long lasting. 100% acrylic-based, these tough exterior coatings keep moisture out and protect lumber from warping and checking. They provide a beautiful, texture-enhancing, eggshell finish to most types of new smooth and rough-sawn lumber and are ideal for use on siding and trim. Formulated specifically for machine application, this water-repellent, extremely tough finish will resist mars and scratches. Application of Cabot Factory Finish under the factory-controlled conditions of a machine applicator ensures that the product is applied to all sides of the lumber, completely protecting the lumber before it reaches the job site.


Apply at 6 mils. Six (6) mils is measured with a wet film gauge. Approximate square feet per gallon: 250-300.

Where to Use

They are ideal for use on lumber such as cedar, fir, pine, cypress, spruce, redwood and plywood, including MDO panel siding, as well as hardboards and other manufactured wood sidings.

Preparing Your Surfaces

Proper surface preparation is the key to maximum finish performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound or poorly prepared surface. It is very important that the surface be clean of all dirt, mildew stains, loose wood fibers and other foreign matter. Surfaces must be structurally sound and dry. (Moisture content must be below 15%.) The use of Cabot Factory Finish Oil Primer or Cabot Problem-Solver® Oil Primer will retard extractive bleeding in wood species such as red cedar, redwood and fir.


Apply only by machine under factory-controlled conditions.

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