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Registered: ‎01-07-2010

Child safe finish

Just a quick question on child safe finishing.  I am making the 3-in-1 crib for my grandson that was in Wood Nov 2006 issue. The top rail is too wide for the standard teething ring cover, so I will need to finish it with a safe finish. What are my options?

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Posts: 1,907
Registered: ‎10-24-2009

Re: Child safe finish

As long as there is ample time for a full cure (about a month for oil based finishes) all finishes made in the US are safe.  All the solvents will have evaporated long before, and metallic driers will have been bound up within the plastic material that composes the finish film.  The requirement for using these driers in finish to begin with include a provision that they not materially leach out of the cured finish.