Waterlox vs. Arm R Seal

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Forum topic by sphayden posted 06-27-2014 02:34 AM 3614 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2014 02:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry finishing greene and greene

What’s a better wiping varnish – Waterlox or Arm R Seal? They seem to both be wiping varnishes. Are they any different? I’m getting ready to finish my first cherry project.

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 02:48 AM

Love Arm R Seal, really gets into the wood and protects. Using a rag and not a brush works best for me. I would say the semi-gloss is a bit too glossy but the satin is terrific.

One day I was watching AskWoodMan who said that a few months ago he’s stopped using Waterlox because they recently changed how it was made. Curious if anyone can confirm this?

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#2 posted 06-27-2014 04:56 AM

I haven’t used Waterlox, but I used Arm R Seal on my coffee table and will be using it again on my end tables that I’m finishing up. I really like the way it looks on Walnut. Haven’t used it on cherry yet, though.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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