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Forum topic by jasonallen posted 01-26-2015 06:08 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2015 06:08 PM

I’ve seen some great finishes done with Arm R Seal, but I have no idea what it is or how to use it. I just wondered if I could get some tips and info, I usually don’t believe all of what I read on the side of the can. What are the advantages and disadvantages compared to brushable lacquer or poly?

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 06:13 PM

You can either apply it with a foam or bristle brush or as a wiping varnish. You apply thin coats and let them dry until they dry which may or may not take some time. Some time ago, one of the wood mags rated them and it came off as the leader. It works well for me.

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 06:31 PM

I have used it a couple of times and its a pretty great finish. Goes on easy, provides the protection of poly in a varnish.

I applied with both a rag and a brush. I sanded between coats, but I have heard others will only sand on the final coat.

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 06:40 PM

Arm-R-Seal is General Finishes’ polyurethane varnish. I have not used it. It may have some benefit over the Minwax, Rustoleum, and other box store brand poly varnishes, but it is a poly varnish. GF does not have an indoor non poly varnish. It is applied in various ways just like any other poly varnish, and can be thinned 50% to use as a wiping varnish.

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