Arm-R-Seal

"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.    
"As soon as I saw this dresser I knew I wanted to give her gold accents and show off her beautiful wood grain drawers and I love the finished look. General Finishes Queenstown Gray is definitely my favorite gray! It’s so rich and I love how the gold gilding wax just pops off of the dark gray. The drawers were stripped and sanded then re-stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain then several coats of GF Arm R Seal. The rest of the piece has several coats of GF poly and Annie Sloan...
"I completely stripped this dresser to the original oak, sanded with 5 grades of sandpaper, sealed the wood, applied Gel Stain by General Finishes in Colonial Maple and top coated with 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. We made new drawer bottoms and I stained, painted and stenciled the insides and sides of the drawers and then finished with Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve. Added new hardware. Repaired and new backing on the mirror. Cleaned up and painted the casters and mirror...
Hutch by restored with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat.    
"This family heirloom is finished in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal for a super durable finish that will last another 100 years." - Wood Junkies    

"How sweet is this darling little desk?! We completed this look by fully stripping this baby down and smoothing out the imperfections. We used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for that rich brown color and Charles Neil Woodworking blotch control to keep the color nice and even. We coated everything in GF Arm-R-Seal for some extra sheen and durability." - Twig & Thyme Design

"This coffee table is part of a custom painting project that just so happened to match up with the products that I won from the General Finishes in the Painted Furniture Before & After Facebook group earlier in the year. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint and HPTC in Flat for the base. Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal were applied to the top. Cooper highlights were applied using a paste wax. All hardware replaced with new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware." - Rhona Dalton of This Life Goes On

"My client's nearly 100 year-old antique dresser got an updated look! Frame in Driftwood Milk Paint and HP topcoat; dresser top and drawer fronts in Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Arm-R-Seal topcoat. It's looking pretty for the next 100 years!" - Trillium Park Designs    

"This is a General Finishes custom mix of Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain finished with their mega durable Arm-R-Seal Polyurethane. Knotty Pine never looked so good!" - Wood Junkies

This darling dresser was given a fresh, farmhouse look by The Shabby Shack. Painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with Arm-R-Seal Topcoat.

This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth...

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

A local Sawyer saved this sequoia tree from being disposed of in a chipper. I bought a set of book matched slabs and made a big dining table or conference table out of them. I stored the slabs for a while until they were dry enough to work with.

Using a circular saw, I made sure the joint in the middle was straight and met up nicely. I used a Festool Domino to align the two halves and glued them together. There was quite a bit of work to do with a router flattening jig on both...

This coffee table is made of Modesto Ash, that was destined to become firewood. I grew up with this Ash tree, it watched me and my brothers grow up. Unfortunately the tree was diseased and had to be taken down. I talked to the arborist and made a deal with them to leave me the trunk as a whole piece. They dropped it, my dad and I spent the next few days clearing up all of the brush and cut the limbs into manageable pieces of firewood. The next day I spent a few hours using an alaskan...

Beautiful Empire dresser with delicate veneer, so a careful refresh was in order.  A light sanding and some Antique Walnut gel stain along with Arm R Seal to protect and its true beauty was brought back to the surface.  

The top is stained with General Finishes Danish Teak after using GF Wood Conditioner, & sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal.

"My client's table set has been given a new life! While the set she inherited has great bones, the pale green factory finish wasn't doing much in her beautiful kitchen. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint was just what was needed. Finished with Arm-R-Seal in Satin." - GarageMama Vintage

"Every year for my birthday I try to do something for my mother. It is usually something I make. This is the one for my 31st birthday. She “hinted” she had to have a new coffee table she could rest her legs on and something that is slightly lower than her current one. She actually requested knots aka something with character. 100% solid walnut 21”x46” coffee table with stainless steel hairpin legs. Love how the semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes turned out." - Shane Wyke  

We created this wild eye popping bench using a 6" thick highly figured live edge big leaf Maple slab that we've ebonized and paired with custom i-beam chevron legs.  The slab top has been finished using Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal.  The i-beam legs were created using reclaimed salvaged steel and finished in an iridescent gold powdercoat.