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Forum topic by txn posted 07-15-2015 11:45 AM 561 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2015 11:45 AM

what is a baby safe finish for a crib? can i just spray regular ol polyurethane? It will be made out of knotty pine and stained what ever my wife chooses but im not sure what top coat to use, thanks

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#1 posted 07-15-2015 12:07 PM

I made a crib a few years ago, I checking on that, poly is safe. From I read now that lead has been removed from finishes almost all are considered food safe.

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 12:33 PM

This is a google search “how to make a safe crib.” There seems to be a lot of information on making safe cribs. There should be some good info about finishes for cribs on some of these sites.

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 12:20 AM

In theory all modern finishes are safe after curing, but I’d consider food grade mineral oil and here’s why:

- It IS food safe and people consume it all the time under the direction of a doctor.
- It is easily repairable for inevitable scratches. Poly is not so easy to fix.
- A crib only needs to look good for a few years. Then it is stored away. When it is time to set it up for the next kid, it will take about 30 minutes to refresh the mineral oil finish and the crib will look like brand new.

-- PaulMayer,

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 05:07 PM

We painted our hand made crib with Mythic non-toxic paints, and I’m glad we did. Our second kid is a chewer, and she’s nawed on the crib quite a few times. We ended up switching to only using Mythic for everything that is painted inside. Sorry if this sounds like an advert, but i’m a convert. This stuff is amazing to work with.

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