Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes

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General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Topcoat is made from the highest quality urethane resin, making it as tough as polyurethane. It produces a durable, long lasting, beautiful wood finish without brush marks or bubbles, which is ideal for furniture, cabinets, millwork, and case goods.

Arm-R-Seal is formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush, thus eliminating drips and sags. Arm-R-Seal's unique formulation provides deep penetration into the substrate and forms a hard, tough, beautiful finish resistant to household chemicals, water, and mar. Arm-R-Seal provides a rich, natural look, sands well, and is easy to apply.

Directions for Use


Sand raw wood with #120-#150 and finish with no finer than #220. Over stained wood allow stain to dry 12-24 hours before applying topcoat.


  • Stir well prior to use.
  • Apply Arm-R-Seal with a clean cloth (old t-shirts work well). For large flat surfaces a foam brush or paint pad applicator works best.
  • Apply thin to moderate coats. Using the same wet applicator, wipe out the excess evenly with the grain using long smooth strokes.
  • Three coats are recommended. A common problem is to put too much pressure on the applicator when wiping out the excess. The pressure can cause a friction streak which shows up after drying. These streaks may easily be removed by buffing or sanding well and recoating.
  • Between coats buff with ‘0000’ steel wool, #320 sandpaper or superfine sanding pad to produce a smooth surface. Do not buff final coat..

Drying Time:

Good drying conditions 6-8 hours. Cold or damp conditions, up to 24 hours.


350 sq. feet per litre

FUMES MAY BE HARMFUL. DANGER OF COMBUSTION. MAY IRRITATE EYES. MAY IRRITATE SKIN. Do not swallow. Do not smoke. Do not mix with other chemicals. Do not get in eyes. Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Wear safety glasses and chemical resistant gloves. Use only in a well ventilated area. Materials such as rags used with this product may begin to burn by themselves. After use, put rags in water or lay flat to dry, then discard. Keep away from flames or sparks. FIRST AID TREATMENT: Contains petroleum distillates and nonane. If swallowed, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse with water for 15 minutes. If on skin, rinse well with water. If breathed in, move person into fresh air.


473 ml · Gloss $32.95 In stock
473 ml · Satin $32.95 In stock
473 ml · Semi-Gloss $32.95 In stock
946 ml · Gloss $49.95 In stock
946 ml · Satin $49.95 In stock
946 ml · Semi-Gloss $49.95 In stock


Classification Wood Varnishes
Brand General Finishes
  • 473 ml
  • 946 ml
Sold Since March 26, 2014

100-125 sq ft / L


< 577 g/L




Solvent Odor


Amber liquid


Do not store in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

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Mineral Spirits (Paint thinner)

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Favorite finish

Henk Spaaij · Mar 9, 2023

I've tried various finishes but this is my favorite. It doesn't streak. Bubbles, if any, disappear when drying. Goes on easily with a foam brush.
It does have a tendency to drip so when doing non-flat surfaces be sure to keep the coat thin. Also let it dry after the last coat.
The only major down side is that if you have less than half a can left a film tends to form in the can due to contact with the air. What delayed the problem is to put some rocks in the can to keep the air out.


Rémi Tremblay · Feb 24, 2022

Produit est efficace et facile à appliquer.

Arm -R-Seal

Glenn Johnston · May 27, 2021

great product, goes on nicely, less streaking than competitors
nice finish

General arm r seal

Douglas W Heslop · May 20, 2020

Love this product

fast delivery and great product

Shannon Coombes · Jul 28, 2016

very easy to use

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