Johnny4

Waterbourne finish for a crib?

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Hey team,

Can I use General Finishes High Performance waterbourne finish for a baby's crib? I just don't want the little one ingesting anything funky, and it's gonna be a bit before I could do shellac outside....mama's on my case to finish this thing.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Thin coats and let them dry completely then lightly sand before the next coat. The fully cured finish is considered food safe so maybe a few days after the last coat before you put it in service.

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I'm no expert, but I have read several times in several places that most any finish, once cured, is safe. However, if your finishing must be done inside the home, water borne is the way to go from an odor standpoint.

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As the posters above have mentioned, fully cured finishes are safe. I wouldn't want to be chowing down on plastic, but it won't poison anyone.

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Waterbased poly cures much faster than oil based, so it is a good choice. Use endurovar if you want to match the warm yellow of oil based, or high performance for clear transparent. 

 

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