Arm-R-Seal alternative in California?

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Forum topic by Michaelonthego posted 07-15-2015 04:46 AM 1129 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2015 04:46 AM

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Hey friends.

I can’t get Arm-R-seal anywhere near San Francisco, and unfortunately online stores can’t ship a gallon of it to anyone within California (technically it’s toxic/hazardous material). Does anyone have a great alternative? The local store is pushing Zar, but I think that they might just like it because it’s all they sell. I want a nice satin finish on top of these hard maple desks I’m building.


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#1 posted 07-15-2015 07:12 AM

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 02:48 PM

Move away from San Francisco and California to the real world and you won’t have these problems. : )

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 07:38 PM

Only quarts can be shipped to Ca. I cannot buy a gallon and have it shipped. I don’t want to waste money on buying multiple quarts.

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 07:53 PM

Can you buy the GF high performance instead? I believe its water based. I know a couple of guys who swear by it.

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 12:03 AM

I like Deft water based acrylics. Come in gloss, semigloss, and satin. I have ordered by the gallon thru Amazon. Sprays beautifully and dries quickly. Being water based, probably ok in CA.

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