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Old 08-22-10, 08:00 PM
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I have an antique wooden high chair that I have sanded down for my soon-to-be grandchild. Question: what can I use to finish it that will not be toxic to the child when he/she eats food off the tray? Vegetable oil?
 

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Old 08-23-10, 06:39 AM
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I'd use polyurethane - 3 coats, sanding lightly between coats

Once it cures, poly is food-safe

Vegetable oil goes rancid, food grade mineral oil would be a better choice for oil
 
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Old 08-23-10, 06:47 AM
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Ya, oil poly would wear and look great. If you expect the kid to chew on the chair parts - water based poly might be less toxic but it still wouldn't be good for him

I would think that any rubbed on oil finish would have the propensity to harbor bacteria a slick finish like poly could be cleaned better.
 
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antique high chair finish

Thanks guys - much appreciated.
 
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