General Finishes ARM-R-SEAL Topcoat
Arm-R-Seal topcoats are made of the highest quality resin. They are extremely durable and long lasting. They are formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush, which eliminates drips and sags. Arm-R-Seal penetrates the wood to provide deep down protection and a natural look.
Arm-R-Seal is for interior wood applications. It is available in Gloss or Semi-Gloss. Here's some facts:
Sanding: On bare wood sand to 150 or 180. Can be wet sanded into the wood using 400-600 grit. Wipe off excess after sanding.
Can also be used over Danish Oil, Lin- seed Oil & Tung Oil once they are dry.
Color tone: Warm amber tone. This finish will continue to darken over time.
Coats: Minimum 3 coats, additional coats can be applied
Dry time to touch: 1-2 hours
Dry time to recoat: 12-24 hours. Allow more dry time if it is humid
Dry time for light use: 7 days. Good ventilation, air movement and higher temperatures will accelerate dry time. Cooler temperatures will slow dry time.
Cure time: 30 days under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). Cure time is the amount of time needed for the finish on a piece to reach maximum hardness and be ready for normal use. This is different than "dry time." During the curing stage, treat your project with special care. Avoid placing heavy objects on it. Always avoid the use furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps as they may contaminate the finish for future recoating. Use a water dampened cloth for regular cleaning.
Water Spills and Daily Use: Clean water spills up as they occur during regular use and protect from heat. Although General Finishes products are water resistant, they are not impervious to water. Surfaces will not be damaged by spilled water so long as it is cleaned up promptly. We recommend using coasters to protect your wood from standing water and pot holders to protect from heat.
Coverage: 200 sq. ft/qt
Can Sizes: Pint, Quart, Gallon
VOC: < 575grams/literWarning:
Applicator Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
PREVENT SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION: This is a combustible product. Dispose of product soaked rags for all oil base products in accordance with local ordinances.
Cleaning your finish: Clean with a water-damp rag. Do not clean until the finish has cured completely (30 days). If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar. Avoid using oil-soap or silcone-based daily cleaners such as Pledge, Endust or Murphy's Oil.
Arm-R-Seal can be sprayed successfully, but we prefer hand application methods because it is very easy to spray too much in one area. If you choose to spray, use very thin coats and watch for runs (large drips that run down the side of your project). If you notice a run, immediately wipe or brush it out. If you correct a run promptly, you will not see a mark. However, dried runs can be difficult to remove. Important: Wear a mask and work in a well ventilated spray booth. Size: Small Needle Nozzle (1mm).
Application: Wipe on with a cloth, natural bristle brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator, or spray