Neal gave you some good advice. Only thing I do different is I don't buff between coats because even though I cleaned what I thought was pretty well when I did the second or third coat there were small places the finish wouldn't stick. Don't know if it was me or the buffing.
By the way I use the Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal for utility bowls used for food also.
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