Arm-R-Seal

"After a GOOD cleaning and sanding they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White and sealed in the GF High Performance Topcoat. The top was stained in GF Java Gel Stain and sealed in their oil based topcoat Arm-R-Seal for years of protection!!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"A French Scrolling Console table with two matching benches. This set is phenomenal! Get the Look: Finished Exclusively in General Finishes Reverent Gray (which is actually a bit more of a stone color and agreeable with many other warm tones), Van Dyke Brown Glaze and a matte finish. A rustic Kona Top with our Hand applied Arm-R-Seal Finish. " - Restoration Reserve  
Fun, unique table finished with GF Arm-R-Seal    Learn more about how to apply General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in this video: https://bit.ly/GFVideoHowToApplyArmRSealTopcoat
"By far, this dresser is my favorite piece we have ever done, and we get to look at it everyday! When we found out we were having a boy this dresser came to mind. I knew I wanted a unique look, I wanted a mix of wood and metal and a dark blue. Soon after, this dresser came along and I claimed it as ours! We used General Finishes Arm-R-Seal to bring out the beautiful raw wood and painted the rest Queenstown Gray, then we finished it off with some new hardware to complete the look!" - Moses...
"The Lauren. A secretary with the IT factor! Softly and sweetly brought back to a beautiful life in General Finishes Antique White, with a warm aging glaze and High Performance Flat Finish. Insides had the old lacquer stripped down to bare wood and sealed in my favorite Arm-R-Seal. She took a good amount of time to rebuild those spindled legs, but I definitely think she was worth the wait! Salvaged as much original hardware as she came with, and improvised on the rest!"
"This piece was made between 1871 and 1900 because of the beautiful Knapp Joints on the drawers (those cute little scalloped joints in the second pic.) Knapp joints were only used for this short period of time in history. So that would make it between 120-149 years old! How cool is that?!   It is made from all solid Walnut with the exception of the burl veneer on the drawers and door front. I just couldn’t paint this beauty! It was missing it’s top so I made a new wood plank top painted...
"Twenty eight feet of perfectly spalted live edge Red River Pecan joined together to make a conference table. We finished this with General Finishes Arm R Seal Satin."   Learn more about how to apply GF Arm-R-Seal in this video: https://bit.ly/GFVideoHowToApplyArmRSealTopcoat
" 'The Caroline' OH Sweet Caroline. The update she desperately needed... including the salvation of some rare and amazing burl. This lady has been in my shop for over 6 months. I didn't know how I wanted to refresh her until I gently thinned that old lacquer off one door, to reveal a naked natural grain I KNEW we needed to preserve! Since the legs were what I felt was dating it I decided that would be the best place to add some painted details to bring her up to today's standards, without...
"Couch caddy! This beautiful piece is 10” wide 24” long made from solid walnut and African paduak. Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss" - Check out out video to learn how to apply Arm-R-Seal at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fb4U9toUrA&t=2s
Classic double chevron stained in General Finishes Carbon Grey Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal    
"Gorgeous Dixie mid century dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black and Nutmeg Gel Stain with middle drawers simply sanded and sealed with Arm-R-Seal so the wood grain design would stand out from the rest. Classic, elegant and one of a kind."     
"Oak. Everybody has it. Not everybody Loves it. Tends to have a golden look too often then not. Well this client had a dream of ditching the Gold and simplifying her buffet!   Voila!   A soft General Finishes Antique White with a subtle edge distress, and a sweet dark Walnut top, finished off in our favorite satiny Arm-R-Seal Hand applied finish! Some rockin' iron pulls give this girl a beautiful tailored look for years to come!"     
"This custom built bench is headed home. Painted it in a custom color General Finishes Blue Moon and Patina Green Milk Paint. The top was stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for protection.I love this color combo! So cute!!"     
"Fresh out of the workshop! This stunner was an antique typewriter desk. It’s been redesigned to be a kneehole style desk and was given a new walnut top by The Furniture Fix   I finished the body in Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed that gorgeous walnut with Arm-R-Seal oil based poly by General Finishes."    Purchase GF products from Eight Hundred Furniture on the second floor at Homestead Studios in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania!
"Did something a little different because variety is the spice of life, right?! Loving how this super sleek and moody piece turned out! The contrast of the petite knobs that coordinate with the (practically indestructible) Formica top are simple yet oh so elegant. Color~ General Finishes Gel Stain in Black and sealed with 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal Gloss for clarity and a final coat of Satin for a beautiful subtle glow✨"   
Stunning serpentine bathroom vanity finished with General Finishes oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat       
"I've used, and loved, GF products for many years. but nothing beats Arm-R-Seal. here's a hallway I did with curly walnut, finished entirely with Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal. Thank you GF for making such wonderful products." - David Zaret of Curl and Burl in Ann Arbor, MI    

 "Custom, king size, double chevron headboard stained in General Finishes Tobacco wood stain and sealed in the GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come."
 

"This pretty custom sofa table gave me the opportunity to work with a species of wood that I never have before. Bloodwood is an exotic dense wood that is sometimes referred to as cardinal wood, for its obvious beautiful deep rose color. So there was no stain used on this gorgeous cut! Just two coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Gloss for clarity and then a final coat of Arm-R-Seal Satin for a mellow glow." 

"The hickory top coffee table redo is complete! Not bad for a few hours of work and some scrap lumber. I'm finishing it with General Finishes Arm R Seal in semi-gloss. This is by far my favorite finish to use."   

It is a very light gray (Fusion mineral paint Sterling, with Sacred Sage stripes on the slide out writing desk) & the wood is General Finishes Provincial, sealed with GF'S Arm-R-Seal in Semi-Gloss.

"This beautiful and stately vanity/desk has been beautifully updated in a gorgeous gray (Queenstown Gray) from General Finishes. The top and legs were sanded and protected with Arm R Seal to show the gorgeous grain. The mirror was painted to match but also has a stunning wood ‘crown.’ New cup hardware from D. Lawless Hardware completes the look! Matching chair with a modern plaid design. This would be gorgeous in an entryway, makeup vanity, or even bathroom!" 

This curvy vintage desk just received the warmest makeover using Marzipan Milk Paint by ...

I purchased this old Victorian dresser that's over 100 years old! It was in pretty rough shape and has come a LOOOONG way!
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Now it's absolutely glowing thanks to General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil-based poly in Satin, and a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed in Artissimo + Typewriter. Did I mention the original drop pulls and the Knapp joinery?!
 

"Such beautiful wood grain on this cedar chest! This belonged to my client and was in the family for years. At one point a relative attempted to refinish this chest but left stain streaks and dried stripping agent. I completely stripped and sanded this and then used General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for a protective finish. I love the difference in wood tones and my client is so happy with the result!" 

"I have had a lot of requests for matching nightstands lately. They can be hard to come by but I got lucky finding this oversized set and they turned out beautifully! The tops were striped down to bare wood and stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal for maximum protection. The bottom was then painted in layers starting with Alabaster, followed by a color wash of Driftwood and a dry brushing of brown glaze. Once I sanded down and blended all three colors I...

Dancing Juniper Mountain juniper i cut from the datil mountains ,this piece is super rich in color and the turquoise really pops, this is a big piece at 10.5" in diameter and 13.5" tall ,finish is general finish arm-r-seal oil and urethane top coat gloss, then buffed with the three stage beal buff ,skipped the carnuba wax and used renaissance wax.

Finish is everything. If the finish is not good it can ruin the whole project. Many times it takes as long to finish a project as it does to turn it.

I generally sand as much as I can while the project is on the lathe and then hand sand the finishing touches.

Inlayng TURQUOISE and COPPER in the natural cracks and voids is the last thing I do before putting the final sanding touches on.

For my finish I use General Finishes SEAL-A-CELL clear and ARM-R-SEAL gloss topcoat...

Finish is everything. If the finish is not good it can ruin the whole project. Many times it takes as long to finish a project as it does to turn it.

I generally sand as much as I can while the project is on the lathe and then hand sand the finishing touches.

Inlayng TURQUOISE and COPPER in the natural cracks and voids is the last thing I do before putting the final sanding touches on.

For my finish I use General Finishes ARM-R-SEAL clear and SEAL-A-CELL gloss topcoat...

"This table was brought to us, your average, run of the mill golden oak color, but with sanding, General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal, it is gorgeous! The base is painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint & sealed with High Performance Satin. The art is a DIY frame from Hobby Lobby, given color by a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint & the NEW Summer re•design with prima®️ Floral Collection decor transfer with 2 decor waxes, Gravity & Eternal Gold, with a touch of Fusion...

"Just one more coat of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss and this gorgeous cedar mid-century modern coffee table will be complete. But, it’s looking sharp already!" 

"Amazing how a little General Finishes Arm-R-Seal can bring a barrel to life!" - Unrefined Roots LLC

"I love to paint furniture but sometimes the job calls for completely stripping and refinishing. It takes a lot of hard work but it turned out even better than I could have hoped for! Stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut (the light parts being wiped back with mineral spirits to accentuate the lighter wood) and sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal. The first two coats were gloss for clarity and the last coat was satin to tone it down to a gentle glow. I don’t normally include a...

Chivalrous and sophisticated, this gentleman stands out in the crowd, being recognized as one with a high social standing. Burl wood is highly prized by artists and carpenters for it’s unique shapes and ring patterns. This outstanding specimen was refinished with care and sealed with General Finishes urethane. Eye catching and makes a statement indeed. With doors that open up to 2 shelves, and 3 drawers, there’s ample space for your wardrobe. Complete your design in class and style. 

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This beautiful burl was hidden under layers of gross varnish & oils. We were excited to bring it to life.

Painted in GF Lamp Black & sealed with High Performance Satin, this Finch Fine Furniture Company buffets real focal point is the stunning drawers!

I love reading cool facts on woods & researching furniture history. Wood burls are like the diamonds of forests, so when we find veneer that is burled (typically, burled wood was made into thin sheets of veneer...

Oh I love the flame burl and the inlaid on this federal style buffet.  I loved it from the moment I saw it.  I picked it up from a woman who was moving out west to go work at our national parks.  She was emptying her townhome.  I told her I would give the buffet new life and a lot of love.

In prep I cleaned her up with dish soap and water to degrease then scrubbed with a 50/50 mixture of denatured alcohol and water.  The top and the drawers needed to have that beautiful wood grain...

"Alright friends- THIS dresser is so gorgeous, don’t you think?! PROOF- that even those old dressers you’ve been dragging around for years... can still be updated, and beautifully fit in with the current style!" - Hailey Duncan Home   Finished in General Finishes Costal Blue Milk Paint, Espresso Water Based Stain, Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat and water based High Performance Top Coat.

"I'm in love with this rare IMMACULATE vintage Lane cedar chest! The cedar smells amazing and this special chest is actually fully solid cedar (no veneers.) I custom mixed this beautiful blue-gray shade with General Finishes Persian Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paints. And how cute are those scrolled feet, complete with original wooden casters? The cedar top was sanded back and stained in Minwax Driftwood and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for protection. Distressed, wax finish." - GarageMama...

How could you cover up that beautiful wood grain?  Their were some pieces of trim that were missing from the doors.  So, after careful reconstruction the doors and frame received two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  The wood grain drawer fronts and top surface were sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by GF Arm-R- Seal.

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This fantastic vanity received a custom-mixed coat of deep blue-green, created by mixing General Finishes Klein Blue with Emerald Milk Paint. To add depth and tone down the color, a wash of thinned Lamp Black was brushed on in sections and wiped off, deeping the color and shadowing edges. The painted portions were protected with High Performance Topcoat in satin.  The top and upper drawers of the vanity were sanded down to the raw wood and given a coat of Nutmeg Gel stain then protected with...

This dresser was ugly, drab and boring. Can you imagine feeling ugly, drab and boring and then you add a little lipstick, mascara, gloss and Nars bronzer (gold leaf) and just be walking around looking sunkissed for all the world to see? Yup...calling this piece Nars. Clean, sleek and artsy fartsy.

 

2018 GF Design Challenge - Upcycling Merit Categories›Barnwood Chic›Runner Up 

This stunning Media Console will be the perfect focal point in your home!  Painted in a gypsy teal with hand crafted brown stained barn doors.  The barn doors slide, giving you several looks in one.  What once was a dresser has now been transformed into a modern console table.  The dresser drawers were removed on each side and open shelving was created. The top of the piece has also been stained in a dark Java stain, coordinating with the barn doors.  A wonderful, functioning, rustic piece...

"I think this is our best one yet! Top side is finished with General Finishes oil based Arm R Seal and the bottom has a coat of Odie's Oil. We can cast epoxy in almost any tabletop application! If you are in the market for something absolutely one of a kind, please visit our website and reach out to us to discuss your next dream project!" - Mountain Heart Woodworks

"Before and after with one coat of General Finishes Arm R Seal on the book matched ash slab island. This is truly going to be the centerpiece of the kitchen." - Lakeside Woodworks    
"So here he is all done up and ready for a fresh start. When I picked this piece up it was left out on the curb and hours away from being scooped up by our bulk trash pick up (before pictures towards the end). I saw this sad dresser sitting in the rain and looked passed all the imperfections and saw potential! Since this Mid century modern dresser is a Heywood Wakefield it’s made of all solid wood, no veneer here which is why I was able to work a miracle on the top. I used a customs mix toner...
"This was stained with General Finishes American Walnut then got a light coat of Black Gel Stain- I say light because I was impatient and didn't wait the recommended time & my first coat of Arm-R-Seal took quite a bit of the black off. The tops then got 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin, my favorite topcoat!" - Flipping Fabulous      

"This gal was a GF project from start to finish. I used the Medium Brown Dye, the Nutmeg Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint and finished off with the Arm R Seal. I even purchased the hardware from D. Lawless Hardware with the gift card I received from GF in my prize package. Thank you all at General Finishes for the stellar products you make for us." - Designs by Dee

"Getting ready to send home this custom job soon. It was completely refinished and given several new coats of Arm-r-Seal, it’s now ready for another 30 years of use as the owner said. That’s one of the things I love about re-doing furniture, instead of them ending up in the landfill they get a new lease on life." - Hidden Treasures Refinishing    
"I mean seriously!!! How cool is this card catalog/apothecary cabinet??? We completely stripped and refinished this special piece that belonged to our clients grandfather. General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Arm R Seal gave it the perfect worn hand-rubbed finish that suits this piece so perfectly! Before you couldn’t even see the wood gain under the dirt, grim, and old finish now it’s the star of the show!!!" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    
"I could not be more proud of this chessboard. The Ash and Bubinga woods turned out great and I think the contrast is just right. We used General Finishes Arm-R-Seal to get that beautiful finish. I wish I could keep it for my self but this one is going off to a very luck member of the family!" - Gatta Ro.Am.