MultiKote Swedish Finish is a two-component, fast-drying conversion varnish with a pale amber cast engineered for residential and commercial hardwood floor applications. Glitsa MultiKote is designed to be used as a self-sealing system applied over itself.


  • Two-Component (acid catalyst)
  • Self-sealing system
  • High build system with sheen
  • Use only over conversion varnish coatings
  • 2-4 hour dry time
  • 2 coats in one day
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Brings out color of wood, especially exotics
Packaging: Quart, Gallon, 5-Gallon Pail
VOC: Compliant
Coverage Rate: 300 – 400 sq ft per gallon
Dry To Touch: 2-4 hours
Dry To Recoat: 4-6 hours
Color: Pale Amber
Application Method: Brush, Roller, Mop, T-Bar
Product Code: Gloss: 310303.GL • High Semi-Gloss: 310303.HSG • Satin: 310303.ST • Matte: 310303.MT



Can be used with...

Can be applied under:

  • Gold Seal
  • Lite Scent
  • MultiKote

Can be applied over:

  • Bacca
  • Glitsa Sealer
  • Gold Seal or Lite Scent for repairs after one week.


  • 3 coats MultiKote for a high build look.
  • 1 or 2 coats MultiKote and 1 Gold Seal or Lite Scent

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 tack with a Glitsa Tack Mop.
  • At this time a first coat may be applied.

Stained 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 dry Glitsa Tack Mop.
  • Refer to directions on Glitsa Gold Seal Stains for application procedures and dry times.
  • After stains are thoroughly dry, apply seal coat.


Application Instructions:

Two coats of MultiKote Swedish Finish are recommended to achieve a durable, scuff resistant finish. If desired, a third coat may be applied for added durability.


Apply MultiKote finish at temperatures between 60º – 70º F. (15.6 – 21.1º C.), and 40%-60% R.H. High humidity, or low temperatures will extend dry times. Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator with a formaldehyde cartridge when applying MultiKote. Mix only the amount of MultiKote finish and hardener needed for use within 24 hrs. Mix MultiKote finish and hardener in a plastic dishpan and stir well. IMPORTANT: Add only the amount of hardener that is recommended (8.8 fluid oz. per gallon of MultiKote)


Prior to application, turn off all pilot lights, heaters, air conditioners and all other ignition sources. Since vapors may travel, prevent build up by ventilating areas of the job not being treated.


During winter months, warm temperatures must be achieved, then shut off heat to prevent air movement. During application, it is important to prevent direct air movement (windows, doors and refrigerator exhausts) across MultiKote, as this will cause the finish to dry too quickly causing application marks and lack of flow. Provide indirect ventilation during application.


Avoid direct sunlight on the area being coated by covering windows where necessary. Hot sun will heat the wood and make the finish dry too fast to allow full flow, or could cause bubbles in the product.


Mix only the amount of finish and hardener needed for use. Stir finish thoroughly.


MultiKote should be applied freely with a lambswool roller, applicator (new lambswool applicators may leave lint in finish) or Glitsa brush. Finish should be applied at 300-400 sq. ft. per gallon. Follow the grain of the wood from wall-to-wall, being sure not to work or brush the material too much or apply too thinly, which could cause MultiKote to set up too quickly and not allow full flow. In hot, dry climates, Glitsa Retarder may be added to finish to lengthen open time and aid flow.


When MultiKote has dried to the touch, ventilate premises, while maintaining temperatures of 60º – 70º F. (15.6º – 21.1º C.). Optimum air quality is achieved through aggressive ventilation.


Once dry, abrade with a conditioning pad and 180 grit or finer sanding strips. Vacuum carefully, and tack with water or a premium grade lacquer thinner using a Glitsa Tack Mop.


Always apply subsequent coats within 4 to 8 hours of abrasion. For best results, allow a minimum of 4 hours dry time prior to final coat. Apply no more than two coats in a 24-hour period.


Clean equipment immediately after applying finish with fresh VOC compliant lacquer thinner.


After the hardener is added, the pot life of MultiKote is 24 hours. Increased temperatures will reduce pot life.


IMPORTANT: Before adding hardener, READ CAUTION STATEMENTS on hardener label. Any mixture containing hardener will have hazards of both components. OBSERVE ALL APPLICABLE PRECAUTIONS.


For Professional Use Only.
Read Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Label Precautions before using this product.

Product Properties

Conversion Varnishes Bacca Glitsa Sealer Gold Seal Lite Scent MultiKote
Cast Slightly Amber Amber Clear Clear Pale Amber
Clarity (in can) Semi-Transparent Clear Translucent Translucent Clear
Catalyst Ratio 14 fl oz per Gallon 6 fl oz per Gallon N/A – Precatalyzed N/A – Precatalyzed 4.8 fl oz per Gallon
Pot Life 24 hours** 24 hours** n/a n/a 24 hours**
Solids by Weight 40% 45% 20% 20% 39-40%
Viscosity (#2 Zahn – seconds) 23 sec 26 -30 sec 34 – 38 sec 34 – 38 sec 32 sec
Flash Point (deg F.) 51 38 48 – 60 49 – 61 54
Pounds/Gallon 7.87 8.03 7.09 – 7.17 7.24 – 7.41 7.70 – 7.79
Dry Time to Touch*** 4-5 hours 1-2 hours 4-5 hours 4-5 hours 1-2 hours
Recoat Time Overnight 2-4 hours After 90 days 48 hours 4-6 hours
Full Cure 60-90 days 60-90 days 60-90 days 60-90 days 7-10 days
Sq.Ft. Coverage/Gallon 300  – 350 300  – 350 350 – 400 350 – 400 300 – 400
VOC grams/liter 549 (includes hardener) 541 (includes hardener) 670 – 695 680 – 719 560-566 (includes hardener)
Sheen* – Gloss n/a n/a >90 >90 >85
Sheen* – Semi-Gloss n/a n/a 40-45 40-45 50-55
Sheen* – Satin n/a n/a 32-36 32-36 28-33
Sheen* – Matte n/a n/a 18-22 18-22 18-22

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

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