Arm R Seal on a picture frame?

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Forum topic by Dagobah posted 12-21-2016 09:38 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2016 09:38 PM

I’ve got a walnut picture frame I’m putting together for the wife’s x-mas present. I need to it to be ready by Friday morning (it’s now Wednesday afternoon).

Just wiped it down with mineral spirits and applied a first coat of Arm-R-Seal (first time using this finish). I wiped it on, waited a few minutes and then wiped it off using a clean rag. This was recommended from the guy at Rockler.

I currently have a fan blowing on the piece to speed things up.

How soon should I reapply?
How many coats would you suggest for a frame? (ie: it’s more about appearance than durability)

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#1 posted 12-22-2016 12:10 AM

Arm r seal is a good product it’s drying time will be determined by what temperature its in .as far as how many coats and when it’s best to use the info on the can and your good sense. A test scrap is always a good Idea.


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#2 posted 12-22-2016 01:02 AM

So far I’ve done 3 coats today. They’re very light coats and I’m wiping off excess, so it’s going quickly. Looking good so far.

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#3 posted 12-23-2016 02:38 AM

What about going to the manufacturer website and reading instruction from there.
Time to recoat 24 hours. As with most things you can cut corner but the quality will suffer. The inner coats may never dry

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#4 posted 12-23-2016 06:00 PM

My shop is cold and relatively damp. Arm R Seal is one of my go to finishes, I typically recoat in 12-24 hours, closer to 24 in the winter.

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