Salad Bowl Finish - food safe finish for bowls, cups, wood surfaces

Salad Bowl Finish is our heavy duty oil and urethane oil based topcoat, which produces a beautiful hand rubbed quality finish. Create a beautiful and safe finish on wooden bowls, cups, spoons, decorative wood countertops or other wood surfaces that contact food.

For actively used butcher block counter tops that are used for chopping and cutting, only use Butcher Block Oil.

Need some inspiration? Visit the General Finishes Design Center or Pinterest Board for Salad Bowl Finish ideas.


Recommended Use: Interior Only 

Colors:  Clear

Sheen: Semi-gloss

Recoat Time: 6-12 hours under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). Allow more time is temperatures are cooler.

Coats Recommended:  3

Dry time for light use: 7 days. Good ventilation, air movement and higher temperatures will accelerate dry time. Cooler temperatures will slow dry time.

Cure time: 30 days under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). Cure time is the amount of time needed for the finish on a piece to reach maximum hardness and be ready for normal use. This is different than "dry time." During the curing stage, treat your project with special care. Avoid placing heavy objects on it. Always avoid the use furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps as they may contaminate the finish for future recoating. Use a water dampened cloth for regular cleaning.

Water Spills and Daily Use: Clean water spills up as they occur during regular use and protect from heat. Although General Finishes products are water resistant, they are not impervious to water. Surfaces will not be damaged by spilled water so long as it is cleaned up promptly. We recommend using coasters to protect your wood from standing water and pot holders to protect from heat.

Cleanup:  Mineral spirits

Coverage: 200 sq ft/qt
Can Sizes: Pint, Quart, Gallon 

Note: For applications that are used for chopping and cutting, only use Butcher Block Oil.

VOC <575 g/l ( 4.81 lbs/gal)

Cleaning your finish: Clean with a water-damp rag. Do not clean until the finish has cured completely (30 days). If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar. Avoid using oil-soap or silcone-based daily cleaners such as Pledge, Endust or Murphy's Oil.  

Applicator Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
PREVENT SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION: This is a combustible product. Dispose of product soaked rags for all oil base products in accordance with local ordinances. 


WARNING: TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS FROM OTHER BRANDS. General Finishes products should be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for any failure if our products are used in conjunction with other brands of finishes. We do not test General Finishes products with those of another manufacturer and will not accept liability if there is a compatibility issue.


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