Oil Based Penetrating Finish
Product Type: Oil, Urethane & Wax Blend
Coats (#): 3 coats
Can Sizes: Pints, Quarts, (on order Gallons)
Coverage: Quart 100 Sq. Ft. -- Gallon 400 Sq. Ft.
Application: Wipe on, Natural Bristle Brush, Foam Brush, Paint Pad applicator
Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low): High
Hardness (Koeing): 77
Wear (Taber): 57.1 mg loss
Water (5 max): 5
Chemical (105 max): 90
To Touch: 12 hrs.
To Recoat: 24 hrs.
Before Light Use: 7-10 days
Until Total Cure: 30 days
VOC: <565 g/L
Sanding: On bare wood sand to 120 or 150.
May be used alone or, top coated with oil base GF Arm-R-Seal, GF Gel Satin
GF Enduro-Var, or GF "High Performance".
TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS FROM OTHER BRANDS.
General Finishes Seal-A-Cell
Seal-A-Cell Application Steps:
Stir General Finishes Seal-A-Cell before use to reincorporate solids that have settled to the bottom of the can.
If desired, thin topcoat with 10-15% mineral spirits unless restricted by local or state regulations.
Apply 3 coats. Allow 24 hrs. between coats. More coats will not improve durability.
Use only with adequate ventilation.
Open windows and doors or use other means to maintain fresh air flow during application and drying.
Brush application: Apply a liberal amount of product using a bristle brush, foam brush, pad applicator, or roller. Wipe along the wood grain using smooth, even strokes.
Spray application: Seal-A-Cell can be sprayed successfully, but we prefer hand application methods because it is very easy to spray too much in one area. Spray very thin coats and immediately wipe or brush out runs if they occur. HVLP: 1.0mm-1.2mm spray tip, medium air cap. Check with equipment supplier for proper tip sizes.
Wear a mask and work in a well-ventilated space.
Dry 12-24+ hours between coats when applying over raw or stained raw wood and dry 72+ hours between coats when working over an existing sealed finish in ideal conditions: 70*F 20*C; 50-70% humidity.
Inadequate dry time is one of the top reasons for finish failure.
You can tell if an oil-based finish is dry if it is no longer tacky, cool to the touch,
and if you can press a cotton ball over the surface and nothing sticks.
If in doubt, wait longer. Increase dry time if:
Humidity is over 80%
3+ coats are applied
Thick coats are applied
Applying over an existing sealed finish
Applying over products from other brands
Layering General Finishes water and oil based products:
Water over oil: Let oil dry 72+hr
Oil over water: Let water dry 24+hr
To accelerate drying in humid conditions work in a space with good ventilation and air movement
If you decide to re-coat before the recommended time, test dryness.
Finish sand between coats with a fine-grade (220-320) foam sanding pad
or #400-grit sandpaper to improve smoothness and adhesion.
Remove dust with a vacuum, oil-free tack cloth or clean water dampened rag before re-coating.
Top Coat: Can be top-coated with Arm-R-Seal to enhance durability.
Oil-based finishes cure/ harden completely after 30 days. void placing heavy objects on top of surfaces that have not cured completely.Treat gently, and do not clean with commercial products during the cure period.
Application As A Wood Conditioner
Seal-A-Cell can be used to control stain penetration and prevent blotching on difficult-to-stain woods
such as cherry, poplar, and pine.
Apply one coat with a brush or rag, then wipe off excess.
Immediately apply General Finishes Oil Based Gel Stain or Liquid Oil Based Stain over wet Seal-A-Cell.
Let dry overnight
Topcoat with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal or Gel Satin Topcoat.
When using wood conditioners, stain color will be 20% lighter.
Apply a second coat for a deeper, richer color if desired.
Creating Custom Oil Based Stain Colors
Seal-A-Cell can be used as an oil based clear stain base.
Add universal tints to Seal-A-Cell to achieve custom colored stains.
To dilute or lighten the color of General Finishes oil-based stains, add Seal-A-Cell Clear.
High Use Surfaces
Seal-A-Cell is durable as a stand-alone finish on a table top, but if you are refinishing a high-use surface that will make regular contact with water, household chemicals and wear, we recommend using Arm-R-Seal instead.
Seal-A-Cell has modified linseed oil which will pop the grain more,
but Arm-R-Seal is more durable overall because of its high urethane content.
To get the best of both finishes, apply a base coat of Seal-A-Cell to pop the wood grain and then top that with 2 coats Arm-R-Seal for durability.
Let Seal-A-Cell dry completely before adding a second coat.