Arm-R-Seal Oil and Urethane Topcoat from General Finishes

Arm-R-Seal topcoats are made with only the highest quality urethane resin, making them extremely durable and long lasting. They are formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush, thus eliminating drips and sags. They penetrate to provide deep down protection and that "natural" look.

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Arm-R-Seal is a heavy duty oil and urethane oil base top coat, which produces a beautiful hand rubbed quality finish.

  • Sheens: Satin, semi-gloss and gloss sheens.
  • Sanding: On bare wood sand to 150 or 180. Can be wet sanded into the wood using 400-600 grit. Wipe off excess after sanding.
  • Sealer: General Finishes Seal A Cell Clear, Pre-stain Natural Conditioner, or can be used as a self sealing finish. Can also be used over Danish Oil, Lin- seed Oil & Tung Oil once they are dry.
  • Color tone: Warm amber tone. This finish will continue to darken over time.
  • Application: Wipe on with a cloth, natural bristle brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator, or spray
  • Coats: Minimum 3 coats, additional coats can be applied
  • Dry time to touch: 1-2 hours
  • Dry time to recoat: 12-24 hours. Allow more dry time if it is humid
  • Dry time for light use: 72 Hours

  • Cure time: 30 days

  • Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
  • Coverage: 200 sq. ft/qt
  • VOC: < 575grams/liter

Recommended uses: Windows, bookcases, wall shelves, furniture, toys, ta- bles, dressers, stools, millwork, doors.

General Finishes products should be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for any failure if our products are used in conjunction with other brands of finishes. We do not test General Finishes products with those of another manufacturer and will not accept liability if there is a compatibility issue.

WATER SPILLS AND DAILY USE: Clean water spills up as they occur during regular use and protect from heat. Although General Finishes products are water resistant, they are not impervious to water. Surfaces will not be damaged by spilled water so long as it is cleaned up promptly. We recommend using coasters to protect your wood from standing water and pot holders to protect from heat.


GF Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat Review 01/02/2011

5 years 5 weeks ago

Hello, I've used the General Finishes products to stain/seal/finish the woodwork on three homes - the product works great - my wood work rocks! Thanks.