Better as a base than a top coat, for the price its good. But if you use your hands a lot, I wouldn't recommend it as a top coat. I volunteer with animals, care for own animals, garden, clean, cook... Pretty rough on my hands. With this as a top coat, I can chip in a day. With Out the Door, I can last 5 days or more. But I use this as a base. To make it last longer, as with ANY base, wipe your nails with polish remover before applying to remove dirt and oils.