wood finishes


Old 03-28-02, 08:05 PM
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Finishing a baby crib and I know nothing about what type of varnish/sealer to use. Mainly wanting to make sure the type used can't harm the baby if he/she chews on the wood. Is polyurethene safe?


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Old 03-29-02, 04:45 AM
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Hello Allen,
Yes, polyurethane is safe to use on a child's crib. It will dry in less than 24 hours but actually takes a couple weeks to cure completely. Just checked three cribs in the wife's daycare area. The wooden cribs do have a plastic strip on the top rail. So even though the plastic resins in poly are safe, you don't want any chance of splinters. Check the BABY stores for a plastic covering anyway.

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