Reply by Dan Lyke

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Paint and finish that is safe for kids

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1520 posts in 4118 days

#1 posted 10-18-2012 07:07 PM

N-thing shellac, although I’ve been convinced that when a modern polyurethane cures it’s food safe. For food finishes I usually use walnut oil; I’ve no idea how that interacts with food allergies, but my sweety is fairly sensitive to walnuts whole and uses wood utensils and bowls finished with walnut oil all the time without incident.

And I’ve actually been tempted to drop out the $80 for the ASTM standard on toys that the CPSC uses. I’ve convinced myself that I don’t need third party testing if I’m donating toys, but it does seem like following those guidelines wouldn’t be a bad idea.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics