General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss
Solid maple with a stunning maple grained top, this piece will last another 50 years
Melange Paints Nirvana, Knapsack Khaki, & Board & Boot in Hippie Chick
Redesign With Prima Floral Polish Small Decor Transfer, Grandeur Keyhole Decor Mould (Restoration Bronze, Nirvana, Knapsack and Eternal Gold Decor Wax on the moulds with new crystal knobs)
The top is solid maple and the shelves are oak-all wood was sanded down to its original state and sealed with General Finishes protective Arm-R-Seal topcoat. The body was painted using their Milk Paint in Basil.
"I wanted to share some before and afters of a desk I just did for a friend. This belonged to his grandfather, and he inherited it when he passed. Sanded it down completely then used General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and Arm-R- Seal in satin. It looks like a brand new piece and he's thrilled!" - Modern Vintage Refinishing
"A little over a week ago this old lady walked in after being in Loft storage for over 40 years! She had years of dust and grime, and a darkened old lacquer that didn’t do her deep grain structure much justice! We carefully stripped and thinned her down, unable to truly sand, but cautious enough to reveal her glorious burl again!
Sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, after some stain filling on the previous damages- we’ve got all that old character and a brand new sealed surface for years...
"I worked on another diamond in the rough last week! This custom job turned out soooo good! Sanded to bare wood, and top coated with Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes" - A Life Refurbished
Table top was refinished to match the existing apron. Sanded and then stained in Antique Oak by...
"Vintage Mid Century Modern High End Marden Walnut Coffee Table, Long and Lean with solid wood construction. Stripped down revealing some fantastic walnut grain and beautiful multi-tones! Sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Restoration Reserve
"What a spectacular specimen of Maple! I'm not usually a huge fan of Maple, but the graining character in this piece really changed my heart here! She's stunning. The construction is impeccable. The four Mid Century style peg legs! Look at the way that top is assembled! Stripped down naked and sealed in our absolute ONLY favorite General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for a beautiful glow." - Restoration Reserve
"Bassett mid century dresser refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Gorgeous brass handles, feet caps, and lower accent bar make this piece a stunner." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Talk about HANDSOME!!!
This table is a treasured family heirloom of Christina and her family. Originally belonging to her great great grandma! To say the pressure was on was an understatement!
We decided to remove all of the veneer on both shelves since it was VERY damaged. Sanded it all down, treated it with a coat of General Finishes Pre-Stain Conditioner since the shelves are made of a different wood than the legs. I needed all the help I could get to get the stain to go on nice and...
"French Provincial pieces by Drexel primed and then painted in Linen by General Finishes. Tops were sanded down and then stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm R Seal Satin. A classic and clean look that really turned out great!" - Twin Grove Design
"This custom beauty needed very little work, except refinishing the top and touching up the rest, along with polishing the handles to get that brass shine back. Gorgeous mid century piece. Top sanded and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Custom Bassett mid century dresser ready for its new home. Refinished with General Finishes oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat on the drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint on the frame." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"The table top was sanded to raw wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. The base and chairs were painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Holy moly was this a big project! Stripping these babies down, getting in all the nooks and crannies, pre-stain treatment, 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of top coat... to reveal the fresh new look for this custom bed frame. Stained in General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains, top coated in Arm-R-Seal."
"Talk about elbow grease! Nicole knew her bedroom set had some great bones and it was SOLID wood but she wanted a color update with it. After sanding it down completely to bare wood I used the General Finishes pre-stain conditioner to help it stain more evenly and then stained it in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains and finally sealing it in 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come!" - Upcycling by Amy
"Lane Perception nightstand refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Two toned wood give this mid century piece a unique look." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"This gorgeous Bassett dresser is ready to find a new home! Refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, this mid century piece has unique legs and handles featuring a two toned wood design." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
Absolutely stunning walnut veneer MCM dresser! There's no stain on this beauty! Sanded and topcoated with GF oil based Arm-R-Seal and accented with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"Well this turned into a looker! Custom dresser that will be used as a coffee bar. Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss on the wood!" - Flipping Fabulous
Custom washstand in General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Arm-R-Seal Semigloss and Fusion Bedford.
This table is just an instant classic, am I right???
We were approached by a larger business to create a farmhouse style with a traditional twist sofa table. We custom built this table from the ground up just for them! We used General Finishes pre-stain wood conditioner and followed with the General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal in a satin finish.
"Love how this dresser picked for customization turned out! General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss are perfect!" - Flipping Fabulous
"Another custom request out the door. Lynn wanted a Walnut log slice end table for her daughter so we made it happen! After removing all the bark we sanded it, epoxied the cracks in the wood and sealed it in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Semi Gloss. The customer got to pick the legs and the specific height she wanted and that's it!!" - Upcycling by Amy
"General Finishes Arm-R-Seal made this wood look amazing! No stain needed. This beauty is finished and sold." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Walnut build. This is probably my favorite table due to the incredible grain. This table will see many years of family gatherings, and has plenty of room in its 9 foot length to seat extended family." - Mack Wood Worx
"This table was picked out of a new line we brought in of unfinished, new furniture, made of solid wood. No mdf, no particle board, no veneer. It's really been fun creating pieces that we know are great quality and will last a lifetime!
Stained with General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss." - Flipping Fabulous
Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and Satin Arm-r-seal.
"While the project requires some time, it was relatively easy to do! Bonus...saved me over $10K!"
"Classic mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with drawers sanded to a gorgeous wood grain and sealed in GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
Cool small humidor that I refinished recently. Was pretty rough when it came in but it went back looking like new!! Finished in...
"I had some time last week and this 1957 Drexel Campagna drop leaf table had been sitting around the shop since last year, so I figured now was as good as time as any!! The apron, legs and chairs are all finished in General Finishes Enduro White Poly and as I was sanding the top down I noticed that it was a beautiful Walnut Veneer with Pecan accent so all that needed was to be sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal to make it pop! Reupholstered the chairs in a cool check pattern and it was complete. This...
"Benjamin Moore Avocado on the outside, and stripped down to the bare base of MCM Walnut. We've brought these ladies into the modern world and haven't asked them to give up any of their originality in the process! With beautiful grains like that, why would we need anything further than General Finishes Arm-R-Seal over the drawers and tops! Beautiful original sweeping brass pulls." - Restoration Reserve
Made this walnut coffee table and finished it with Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal.
"Vintage Mahogany Chest of Drawers. The top and all the drawers were sanded down and clear coated with oiled based polyurethane which is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. The exterior perimeter was painted in black chalk paint and then distressed and sealed. I actually kept the original hardware only because I didn’t want anything flashy that would draw your attention away from that wonderful veneer. So I just sprayed it with hammered black satin spray." - Steener's Attic Refinished, Repurposed and...
Java and sealed with Arm R Seal satin. Scuffed sanded the veneer top. Stain applied with a foam brush and wiped it back and I did get some lines… so my final coat was a thin amount of the gel with a roller (more of a paint method) and it turned out beautiful. Some areas did pick up slight texture from the roller, but nothing offensive or anything that I would try to fix.
"I asked the client what they wanted. She said, "Black....and just do your thing". I love when they say that!
So, this beautiful, mahogany gal is all dressed out in black, but with some sliming stripes, and some raised design on the drawers and doors. These stunning silver pulls add the perfect finish to the look." - Designs by Dee
"Solid Cherry, she has an amazing top we just couldn't get over- so we bleached the red tones out and were left with a fabulous neutral! No stain at all, just clear coated in our absolute favorite hand applied General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.
Base has been refreshed in Persian Blue with Pitch Black and light grey glazes for detail." - Restoration Reserve
First coat of satin ARS on walnut cabinet top. Nothing compares to the look of walnut hardwood. Arm-R-Seal, visibly drives home the point.
"This solid mahogany antique chest of drawers (circa the late 1800s/early 1900s) is by far the most beautiful piece of furniture I’ve ever had the pleasure of refinishing. The quality of the wood speaks for itself, so it’s no wonder mahogany furniture is so difficult to find these days. In addition to the rare Knapp Joints on the drawers, each one has a functioning lock with the original key.
I sanded off the existing finish and stain, conditioned the natural wood and sealed it with my...
"Mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and natural Danish Oil. Top is sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
Products used: General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Semi-gloss Arm R Seal, Dixie Bell Paint White Lightning, Slick Stick, White Boss, Fusion Mineral PaintCashmere, Ageing Wax, Wood U Bend
"Finished this classic Hepplewhite buffet with Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Enduro Poly Topcoat. The drawers and top were sealed with Arm-R-Sea " - Redhead Refinishings, LLC
"General Finishes Empire Gray bodies and a deep stained top - but as I was sanding and stripping down, I quickly decided it might be a highly couture look if we stained the top rows too! Ended up with a high-end custom look instead of just a painted dresser. Super modern and yet completely timeless set- for years to come! Hand applied Arm-R-Seal top over a deep Kona stain on those oak fronts." - Restoration Reserve
"A Repaint Job turned Original Restore....
This client had done this desk once awhile back..... unfortunately, she was a bit disappointed in the way the paint looked and decided maybe we should give it a shot in our studio! We started stripping it down again, and found ourselves some beautiful walnut... and I don't just mean veneer..... Those grains match the entire depth of the wood.
Soooooo she loved the aging in the legs which weren't painted previously and we decided a timeless look...
"Finished up this live edge, locally sourced Black Walnut coffee table today. Tapered brass legs, maple and purple heart bow tie keys. Finished with several layers of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Kamarka Makerworks
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
"Classic style mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint with drawers sanded and left natural with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Every inch of this one was sanded down and sealed. No stain. That’s all the natural wood shining. Sometimes I use stain, and others I don’t because the woodgrain is often so pretty as is. Sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Amost Simple Home