Wood Finish for Wet Sinks

What the heck do people use for a finish on a wood sink or bathtub? April 19, 2011

I have seen a number of wooden countertops, sinks and even bathtubs lately. What the heck do you use to finish these items? Are there low VOC or maybe even waterbased finishes available for these applications?

Forum Responses
(Finishing Forum)
From contributor C:
DuPont Imron 5000 is made to be used below the waterline. Not low VOC or water based, but it does work well.

From contributor T:
I started out doing exactly what you are asking about. Immeron is a great product and very expensive (last I checked - years ago). The product that I use for tubs, counter tops, garage floor coatings is made by Midwest Chemicals. It is an aliphatic acrylic. I have used it for over 6 years and it is pretty much bulletproof. I have never had a failure of any sort with it. I sprayed my crappy looking aluminum light post outside my home in black over 6 years ago and it still looks as good as it did the first day I sprayed it. No oxidation whatsoever. Speak to either Edward or Eddie (son) - they are very helpful guys.

From contributor G:
Knowledge Base article: Wood Sink Finish

From contributor T:
Oops - I did not read your post closely enough. I thought you were dealing with ceramic sinks and Formica counter tops. I will tell you though - the product I mentioned is absolute bomber and it would work for wood with no issues.