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Wood Turner's Finish is a water-oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls and other lathe-turned projects. This water-based wood finish produces a slight amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes.

Satin Finishing Wax is a special blend of waxes designed to give oil-finished woods a rich luster. It can be used as a polish for rubbing out new finishes or as a scratch-remover for worn surfaces. It works well over both oil- and water-based finishes, including Danish Oil.

Salad Bowl Finish is a durable oil-and-urethane oil-based finish and can be used as a beautiful and safe topcoat on wooden bowls, cups, spoons, decorative wood countertops or other wood surfaces that come into contact with food.

Applying Wipe-on Oil Based and Gel Oil Based Finishes

General Finishes offers a complete line of oil based, water based and wax products. Application techniques differ between oil based products and water based products.

Use gloves, even with waterbase products, as the pigments and dyes can still stain your hands. Get several pair if you are planning to layer colors on your project.

Hand Application of General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains

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In this latest video, Chris Adams of General Finishes shows you 7 great tips for getting the most mileage out of a leftover can of finish after use.  

As The Distressed Fleur De Lis commented, "#GeneralFinishes Milk Paint can be used in a sprayer so I thought I would give it a try.

Orange Peel while Spraying

The 2.0 tip is too large for the gloss sheen when working with the Earlex 5500 sprayer. We recommend that you use a 1.5mm tip instead. 

One of the causes of orange peel is the application of too  much fluid and not enough atomization to break the product up into smaller droplets. It's similar to putting your finger over the end of a garden hose.

Gloss is going to be the most finicky of the all the sheens to spray. Both Critter and the Earlex devices are suitable but atomization can only be increased with smaller fluid tips or larger spray units.

 

A glaze is a small amount of colorant carried in a clear base (such as Clear Glaze Effects or