Wood Turner's Finish from General Finishes

Wood Turner's Finish is a non-toxic water/oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls, and other lathe turned projects. It produces a rich amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes.

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SIZE: 8oz BottlesWARNING: 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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Finally: THE Perfect Finish for Turnings

4 years 40 weeks ago

WTF has all the qualities I want in a finish for turned objects. It can be applied with the work still on the lathe. It goes on beautifully when wiped on with a cloth at low RPM. (It actually goes on beautifully with everything I've tried so far: a paper towel, synthetic or natural fan brushes, foam sponge and old tshirt.) It dries to recoat in about five minutes, yet is thin enough to level perfectly. Four easy coats in 20 minutes--most of the time without even sanding in between--leaves a durable gloss finish with a hint of amber. From there, it can be rubbed to whatever level of polish desired: from satin to gloss.

I haven't tried it on any "difficult" woods yet (cocobolo, verawood, teak, etc.), but if it works as well on those as GF's High Performance Poly, it will easily take its place as my favorite finish. Actually, it takes that spot regardless.

If General Finishes keeps a "wish list" anywhere, I wish that WTF had UV blockers like HPP (the only finish I've found that keeps woods from changing color for an astonishingly long time).

Still, WTF is the finish I've been looking for since I started turning.

SF Bay Area, CA

Wood Turners - My New Go-to Finish!

4 years 30 weeks ago

Dear Folks,
I just received my Wood Turners Finish, this afternoon, and tried it on a previously unfinished handle.  This stuff is great! The finish is very easy to apply, 5 coats in less than 1 hour and could have probably done it in 15 minutes but I was afraid to touch the surface to see if it was wet or dry.  This will become my new go-to finish on the lathe!
Thank you for the opportunity to try this great new product!
Lewis Kauffman
Hobbyist Lewis Kauffman

Wood Turners Finish is a Home Run!

4 years 13 weeks ago

You hit it out of the park with this one. Works exactly as claimed. Dries in no time. Buffed to a great finish same morning!
The only thing I would love to have is some UV protection but I'll live without it if I have to.


Isaac Karpel