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How to Find the Right Non Toxic Wood Sealer

01/23/17

Traditional wood sealant products are made from toxic materials derived from components such as arsenic. Arsenic is a poison that has been in use for thousands of years and finds its way into many different products such as wood sealants. Long term exposure may lead to health issues which may include certain forms of cancer.

Petroleum is another toxic product found in many wood sealers that over the long term may have a negative effect on the health of everyone exposed. Only recently have health concerns about traditional sealants paved the way for non toxic wood sealer products. You will need to know how to find them and discovering the type that is right for your needs.

Eco-Friendly Wood Sealants
There are several types of non toxic wood sealants that can be formulated and work well. While homemade, eco-friendly sealants are popular, they can be difficult to create and employ. Shopping for brands that are pre-made requires an understanding of how they work depending on the type of wood, environmental conditions, overall effectiveness, and durability.

Truth be told, most eco-friendly wood sealant products have trace amounts of toxic materials. However, the amount is so low that it will do little harm when properly used. Here are a few of the many natural products that may work for your needs.

Nuts
Nuts are a common source of natural oil used to seal wood. The issue that many people have with nut oil is that it lays on the wood in a rather greasy fashion which makes it less suitable for large surfaces. However, for cutting boards, utensils, and other small items used around the home it is perfect as the grease can be wiped away easily. Once dried, the nut oil offers a slick, water-resistant surface that lasts for many washings.

Hempseed Oil
Hemp oil is a traditional product that is even safe to digest. It’s clear coating really brings out the grain of the wood while not having the sheen that is typical of most sealants. While hemp oil is easy to apply, it is not very water-resistant which makes it unsuitable for wood products that will be exposed to the elements. For some furnishing that are indoors, such as bed frames for example, hemp oil works perfectly fine. However, it is not recommended for tables and chairs as spilled water may cause damage to the wood itself.

Tung Oil
Master’s Blend Tung Oil for example is 100% non toxic and offers a pleasant aroma. However, it does take a very long time to dry and even with at citrus solvent the oil tends to dry unevenly. While seemingly durable, the wood itself simply appears dry and does not have the sealant capabilities that are expected in such a product.

Keep in mind that many natural wood sealers will vary in quality depending on the manufacturer. Also, unlike Hybrid Coatings Greencoat, which lasts much longer, expect to re-apply many of the sealers quite often as their chemical structure is very limitted in its wear resistance or durability. If you need more information about obtaining a non toxic wood sealer with maximum durability, then ask the professionals at Hybrid Coating Technologies. They can provide the guidance you need in finding the right sealer for the job.

 

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