General Finishes Wood Bowl Finish - Quart

$ 32.99

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Wood Bowl Finish is a durable oil-and-urethane oil-based finish designed for use on decorative wooden bowls and turnings. For countertops actively used for chopping and cutting, we recommend Butcher Block Oil.

*Wood Bowl Finish was previously called Salad Bowl Finish.

Don't forget your brushes and sandpaper!


Product colors: Dries Amber
Base type:
Interior or exterior: Interior only
Type: Oil & Urethane
Sheen: Gloss (80+)
Coats: 3 coats
Application method: Brush, Roll, Spray
Useable over existing finishes: Yes
Spray tip sizes: HVLP 1.0mm-1.2mm
Dry time - touch: 12+ hrs.
Dry time - recoat: 24+ hrs.
Dry time - light use: 7-10 days
Dry time - cure: 30 days
Coverage: 100-150 sq. ft.
Viscosity: Thin
Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low): High


Raw wood

  • Sand open grain wood with 120 grit sandpaper, followed by 150 grit, then 180 grit. Sand closed grain wood with 150 grit sandpaper followed by 220 grit.
  • Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, a tack cloth or a water-dampened rag. 
  • Work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Stir topcoat thoroughly to reincorporate solids that have settled to the bottom of the can before use. Urethane topcoats are thin and the flatting agents used to create flatter sheens settle quickly to the bottom. Either stir and decant what you need to use immediately or stir frequently throughout the application process.
  • Wood must be dry & clean before use.
  • If desired, thin topcoat with 10-15% mineral spirits.
  • Apply 3 coats. No more than three coats is recommended. More coats will not improve durability.
  • Hand application: Apply a liberal amount of product using a cotton cloth, natural bristle or foam brush, staining pad with smooth, even strokes & light lap lines. The larger the surface the larger the applicator needed. Wipe off the excess evenly with the grain & with light pressure using a cloth or absorbent paper towel.
  • Finish sand between coats with a 220-320 grit foam sanding pad to improve smoothness and adhesion.
  • Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, a tack cloth or a water-dampened rag.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Wayne Gabbert
bowl finish

works good

Joel Goldsholl
General Finish wood bowl finish

I am a Wood turner. I've been using this product for about 10 years. It is very easy to apply and is quite durable. The glossiness of the finish depends on the number of coats applied. I usually put on anywhere from 3 to 6 coats. It dries quickly. I allow 24 hrs. a layer. On bowls I use clean cotton rags and very light sanding after the 2nd coat. I have used it on table tops with great success if the coats are thin and not over worked. I strongly recommend this finish.