After turning and sanding my bowl to 220 grit . I used air and a tack cloth to get rid of the dust . I apply as many coats as needed of General Finishes Seal A Cell . After it has dryed for 48 hours I apply a top coat of General Finishes Arm R Seal Gloss . I love these products. They work well . I put a total of 8 coats of Arm R Seal and waited a week or so in between coats . Sanding with 400 grit and tack clothing it before each coat . The more coats the more depth it brings out .