This coffee table was just too beautiful to refinish, so Stephanie of Rehab to Fab used GF's Seal-a-Cell to highlight all it's beauty. This natural look is fantastic!
Seal-a-Cell is n unusual combination of oils and urethanes. Seal-A-Cell Clear for decades has served craftsman as the best way to get that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained.
George Baumgartner refinished this lovely oak desk using one coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain topped with three coats of Gel Topcoat Satin.
Rockford Retiqued calls General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Topcoat an "awesome and tough as nails topcoat". They also say, "General Finishes Arm-R-Seal will stand up to the use and abuse my little family will show this!"
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"Some things you just look better in wood tones! This dining set has gone through many phases but it's finally done! Table base is a 1/4 sawn oak antique that has a wash of GF Lamp Black & Arm-R-Seal. Top was sanded and I left the natural wood color with just GF Arm-R-Seal. Chairs were cleaned up & got a good coat of GF Satin finishing wax." - Rehab to Fab
Urban Patina says, "I love your Arm-R-Seal Top Coat on all my interior furniture! Love it! I used it on this piece of Butternut. Highlights the character amazingly!"
"MY Furniture Creations LOVES your products. We used your Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat to turn this Mid-Century side table into a beautiful piece my client can once again use in their home."
"General Finishes Satin Arm-R-Seal topcoat was the perfect choice for my kitchen island made from old barn treasures!" - TatteredGypsy
Edmund Haremski made this beautiful modern hall table as a wedding present for a friend using cherry, red oak and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss Top Coat!
"This oak dresser had been in the family for over 50 years when my client decided to give this work horse an update. I stripped the top and refinished both the drawer fronts and top with Java Gel followed by several coats of Arm-R-Seal. The frame was lightly sanded and painted with three coats of Lamp Black and sealed with Arm-R-Seal as well. Hopefully this latest round of furniture TLC will give this sturdy little dresser another good 50 years of life!" Trillium Park Designs of Olympia, WA
Can't get over this amazingly beautiful antique secretary desk by Rehab to Fab! Stephanie of Rehab to Fab says "I sanded, stripped & cleaned the exiting finish off. Once it was a clean slate I used General Finishes Antique Walnut on the drawer fronts & their Java Gel Stain on the rest of the piece. I could of stained the entire piece in one or the other but I can't help to be different. I then sealed it all with GF’s Arm-R-Seal in Satin. The inside letter compartment is painted in...
"This table had been previously stripped (you can see the old paint underneath) The top needed a coat of stain and top coat. I could have painted it but sometimes you just need listen to the piece. So I cleaned it really well, lightly buffed with fine sand paper and added a coat of General Finishes Light Oak Oil Based Wood Stain. A couple coats of Arm-R-Seal & its look beautiful again." - Rehab to Fab
Rehab to Fab says, "I loved the natural color so much but wanted a hint of color. So I did 2 coats of 50/50 Shellac/D-Natured alcohol. Then several coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for durability."
Scott Brooks built this stunning chest and sealed it with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal gloss Top Coat.
Made of Maple and Walnut, with the bottom of aromatic cedar.
Scott says, "This was my own design and I pretty much made it up as I went along for the most part. It's Made of Maple and Walnut, with the bottom of aromatic cedar. This particular chest is a gift for a young male, so I was going for a somewhat masculine design."
This project has received rave reviews from woodworkers around the...
Scott Brooks from LumberJocks (http://bit.ly/1FTrwHJ
) sealed this gorgeous clock using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
Check out this amazing hand crafted table from Marion Lovett! It first got a got of GF Amber Dye Stain, then a coat of Candlelight Gel Stain (shown in the second picture). Then 2 coat of Antique Walnut Gel Stain were applied and the entire table was sealed with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat. Marion says, "It is 8' in diameter and made of old barn wood (oak). The bottom was timberframed in the traditional fashion with mortise, tenon, and pegs. I was aiming for an old medieval look. I used...
Stunning transformation from Studio Paint_ of Fonthill, Ontario! The night tables were re-stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. All surfaces were in pristine condition so I started by preparing them for the Gel Stain. As recommended by the manufacturer I cleaned all the surfaces with a 1/2 water 1/2 denatured alcohol solution with an extra fine sanding sponge. I applied 3 coats of the Java to achieve this rich colour. After these surfaces were good and dry (I usually wait at least...
The Painted Drawer_ refinished this classic yet stylish table. "I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat. After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it. The result is really lovely. The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color. After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin. I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and...
Can't get enough of this drop dead gorgeous tiger oak dresser top! It was refinished with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat by Studio Paint_ of Fonthill, Ontario.
Gorgeous farmhouse table by GF's very own - and very talented - Tom Monahan! Tom custom built this beauty from rustic red and white oak that the elusive George had cut down and rough sawn, then he finished the piece with Outdoor Oil and Satin Wax. He dubbed it the "Lannister" (for all you Game of Thrones fans out there!) because the table is wicked awesome.
Frank Byers says, "A belated gift for a certain Cleveland Browns fan, my son Joey Byers!! Shaving Brush, Razor, and Razor Stand Kits, along with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Oil/Urethane Top Coat,and SpectraPly, all from Woodcraft (http://bit.ly/1IkTh9O). Learn to turn and make these items at a Woodcraft store class near you: http://bit.ly/1HIEWR6" What a fantastic gift! We're sure this set...
We can't get enough of this table and chair re-style by The Pallet Shed! The table top was stained with GF's Java Gel Stain and sealed with 5 coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin. The chairs were painted in Snow White Milk Paint.
"Best products ever. Needed to give clients extra protection as they have children. These products achieved that!!"
Can't get enough of this stunning refinished table by Studio Paint_ of Fonthill Ontario! I used General Finishes Gel Stain in the Antique Walnut colour!! The perfect brown ever! I then tried a product I’ve never used before but have heard great things about, the General Finishes Gel Topcoat in Satin. It went on beautifully! I applied enough to make it look wet, let it dry and applied another coat! I really like the way it turned out!!
Custom Table in Arm-R-Seal
Dena at Hearts And Sharts shared this stunning Midcentury-style coffee table makeover! She used Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Top Coat with rebar hairpin legs for a perfectly rustic industrial style. Dena says, "My friend Lisa gave me a crappy table with a hair dye stain on it... Check out what it looks like now!" Read her hilarious blog post and see the process here! http://bit.ly/1Kd2wum :)
Stephanie at Rehab to Fab gave our Arm-R-Seal Topcoat a glowing review! (Shown over Java Gel Stain) "I love General Finishes Arm-R-Seal & it's all I use on my stained pieces. I used to dip my rag into the ARS & it was like playing Russian roulette. So I have been experimenting the last few months with pouring the ARS on the surface. I then take my clean folded t-shirt rag and move it around in long strokes until it looks completely covered. I walk away and let it do its thing. It...
What a gorgeously rustic DIY side table by Tim and Mary at 17 Apart! After a lot of hard work and elbow grease, Tim and Mary used wood stabilizer with Arm-R-Seal Topcoat to seal and showcase the natural beauty of the wood! Get the how-to here: http://bit.ly/1cCSnab Tim shares, "As for the topcoat, we again went with what the expert from the Woodcraft store recommended — this Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane Topcoat. We applied a very thin and...
Stunning live edge Black Acacia coffee table custom made by Derek at D Porter Design and sealed with Arm-R-Seal to show off the natural beauty of the wood! Derek says, "Finished the black acacia coffee table and had to get it out in the sun for some beauty shots. I'm loving the contrast and how much the colors change depending on the viewing angle."
John Haling refinished this gorgeous walnut table top using 2 coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and 2 coats Arm-R-Seal Top Coat. If you are interested in learning more about GF's Seal-A-Cell, click here: http://bit.ly/1Ck1Hxv
Stephen Massman shared this beautiful custom-built murphy bed in cherry and cherry plywood! He says, "Finished with Seal-a-Cell clear and Arm-R-Seal satin. This is my new favorite finish." Seal-A-Cell is best way to get the that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained. The oils penetrate deep within the wood to highlight the warm natural look and the urethane ensures a deep hardness. Follow with multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat. Learn more about our oil-based products...
Gorgeous Maple and Purple Heart striped serving boards custom made and sealed in our Salad Bowl Finish by Jameson Elam! Create a beautiful and safe finish on wooden bowls, cups, spoons, decorative wood countertops or other wood surfaces that make contact with food using our Salad Bowl Finish & Butcher Block Oil. You can find Salad Bowl Finish, along with your favorite GF products, at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a...
RCDC Services created these imaginative wine and cheese cutting/serving boards with Bloodwood and Bird's Eye Maple. They used General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish to seal in all their beauty. In the first picture you can see the difference between 1 coat of Salad Bowl Finish and the unfinished board. RCDC Services says the trick was to dilute the first few coats with mineral spirits to help the Salad Bowl Finish soak into the wood and leave the final coats at full strength. The craftsmanship...
This stunning wooden drum set was refinished using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat by Artisan Drumworks.
This lovely flute was refinished using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
This gorgeous chest was refinished using General Finihes Oil Based Seal-A-Cell Clear topped with GF's (now discontinued) Polyacrylic top coat. High Performance Top Coat is an excellent product to use in place of Polyacrylic top coat.
This stunning armoire was refinished by Artistry In Wood using General Finishes Ceal-A-Cell Clear topped with Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
This darling dining Room Table and Chair Set was refinished using General Finishes Pecan Liquid Oil Based Stain and Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
This gorgeous hand-crafted table was sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
These beautiful chopping blocks were sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. For actively used butcher block counter tops that are used for chopping and cutting, we only recommend using GF's Butcher Block Oil.
This beautiful dish set was sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.
This beautiful set of goblets was sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.