Glitsa Bare is an exceptionally low-sheen, two-component, waterborne finish that gives the appearance of a natural unfinished floor. Bare is a durable, high-performance, isocyanate crosslinked coating specially formulated to protect the wood, minimize burnishing and provide a smooth, uniform, extremely low-sheen appearance.


  • Two-Component (Isocyanate crosslinker)
  • Exceptionally low sheen
  • Minimizes burnishing
  • Excellent durability and stain resistance
  • Excellent flow and leveling properties
  • Excellent adhesion
Packaging: Gallon
VOC: Compliant
Coverage Rate: 350 – 450 sq ft per gallon
Dry To Touch: 2 – 3 hours
Dry To Recoat: 5 hours
Color: Clear when dry
Application Method: Roller, Pad, T-Bar
Product Code: 270113.05



Can be applied over

  • Truseal


  • 1 coat TruSeal + 2 coats Glitsa Bare

Application Instructions

Surface Preparation:

Natural wood floors:

  • Sand to 100-120 grit using NWFA approved methods.
  • Screen with a 100-120 grit screen.
  • Remove all sanding dust from the floor by thoroughly vacuuming and tacking with a Glitsa Tack Mop.
  • At this time a Glitsa waterborne sealer can be applied to the wood surface. See sealer directions for proper application and dry times.


Stained floors:

  • Sand to 100-120 grit using NWFA approved methods.
  • Screen with a 120-150 grit screen.
  • Remove all sanding dust from the floor by thoroughly vacuuming and tacking with a Glitsa Tack Mop.
  • Refer to directions on Glitsa stains for procedures and dry times.
  • Stained floors can be sealed with Glitsa TruSeal waterborne sealer or with Glitsa Bare as the sealer. See sealer directions for proper application and dry times.


Note: It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure the stain is thoroughly dry prior to coating with waterborne finishes.

Due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood floors, white lines may appear over dark-stained floors.


Application Instructions:

Two topcoats over a sealed surface are recommended for a tough, durable finish with the appearance of bare wood. Apply Glitsa Bare at temperatures between 60°-70°F (15.6° – 21.1°C), and 30%-80% RH. Glitsa Bare is a two-component product. Do not add water to Part A (Finish) or Part B (Hardener). The finish/hardener mixture can only be used once. After adding hardener, Bare has a maximum 4-hour pot life. Best properties are achieved when finish/hardener mixture is used promptly. Make sure to have indirect ventilation while applying Bare.


For best results, pre-straining Bare is recommended. To extend open time during low humidity and/or high temperature conditions, add up to 6 oz. of water per gallon. Note: only add water after Parts A and B have been mixed (Do not add water to Part A or Part B).


To Mix, shake Part A thoroughly for 30 seconds. Add Part B (hardener) to Part A (finish), recap, and immediately shake contents aggressively for 30-45 seconds in an up and down motion.


Allow the finish/hardener mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes before use and see Filter Instructions. If activating less than one gallon, use 2.19 fluid ounces of hardener per quart.


Tip: save one or two empty Bare containers. They come in handy when mixing less than a gallon of finish.


Apply Bare by using a 3/8” nap roller, waterborne brush, or lightweight T-bar. If using T-bar, make sure to use a new applicator.


Start by pouring a 5”- 8” puddle of Bare with the grain of the wood, from wall-to-wall. When using a T-bar, use the snowplow method, pulling the Bare with the grain of the wood, from wall-to-wall. Use a cut-in pad, or a T-bar, to feather out turns.


Maintain a 3”- 5” wide puddle at all times after the initial pour, as this will help to ensure even coverage, and a uniform final appearance.


Apply Bare at a coverage rate of 350 – 450 sq. ft. per gallon. Do not apply product too thin.


When Bare has dried to touch, ventilate premises, while maintaining temperatures of 60°-70°F (15.6°-21.1°C). Optimum air quality is achieved through aggressive ventilation. Additional ventilation and extended dry times may be needed in high humidity and/or low temperature conditions.


Before applying second coat of Bare, abrade with a conditioning pad and 180 – 240 grit sanding strips. Vacuum carefully, and tack with a Glitsa Tack Mop. A final coat of Bare can now be applied.


For smoothest results, abrade between each coat. Abrading is not required for the first coat of Bare, if the finish is applied within 24 hours of the waterborne seal coat application.


Clean applicator tools with warm water. Allow unused finish/hardener mixture to completely solidify before disposing according to federal, state and local regulations.


Filter Instructions: Press filter unit into the bottle of Bare, and allow finish/hardener mixture to stand 10 – 15 minutes before use.


For Professional Use Only.

Read Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Label Precautions before using this product.


Physical Properties

Waterborne TruSeal Pro  Infinity II GlitsaMax 2 Bare
Resin System Acrylic Urethane/Acrylic Urethane Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Crosslinker n/a n/a Aziridine (Optional) Isocyanate Isocyanate
Cast (in can) Milky White Translucent/slight amber Translucent/slight amber Translucent Translucent
Clarity (when dry) Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear
Catalyst Ratio n/a n/a n/a 8.8 fl oz per Gallon 8.8 fl oz per Gallon
Pot Life** n/a n/a n/a 4 hours 4 hours
Solids by Weight 32.7% 30.4% 29.0% 30% (Mixed) 33.2% (Mixed)
Viscosity (#2 Zahn – seconds) 16-17 sec 40 sec 28-32 sec n/a n/a
Viscosity (#4 Ford – seconds) n/a n/a n/a 26-30 sec 26-30 sec
Flash Point (deg F.) >200 >200 >200 >200 >200
Pounds/Gallon 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.8
Dry Time to Touch*** 1-1.5 hours 1-2 hours 1-1.5 hours 2-3 hours 2-3 hours
Recoat Time 3-4 hours 3-5 hours 3-5 hours 5 hours 5 hours
Full Cure n/a 7-10 days 7-10 days 7-10 days 7-10 days
Sq.Ft. Coverage/Gallon 400-600 450-550 500-600 350-450 350-450
VOC grams/liter < 275 < 275 < 275 < 275 < 275
Sheen* – Gloss n/a 80 80 n/a n/a
Sheen* – Semi-Gloss n/a 50-55 50-55 50-55 n/a
Sheen* – Satin n/a 30-35 30-35 30-35 n/a
Sheen* – Matte n/a 15-20 15-20 n/a n/a
Sheen* – Ultra Matte n/a 15-20 15-20 10-15 n/a
Sheen* – Bare n/a n/a n/a n/a <5

*60 Degree Gloss Meter
**Increased temperatures will reduce pot life.
***@70 deg F, 50% RH