Painting a humidor ??

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Forum topic by bdft posted 01-27-2012 10:15 PM 2042 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2012 10:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish humidor help

I’m going to build a few humidors and want to paint the exterior ( college colors ) They will be made of 3/4 Spanish Cedar but I’m afraid that 68 % humidy on the inside and room humidy on the out in a few years there might be a problem with the paint coming off. I was thinking about a coat of polyurethane but will the paint ( exterior latex ) stick to that even if I sand it with 120 grit ?
Any ideas

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 10:29 PM

Whatever ya use as a coloring agent, I would not use any oil/volatile based finish on a humidor. Contents will suffer from odor-taste transfer. I’d use only water based finishes. Seal with dewaxed shellac first, then apply a water borne finish. DO NOT APPLY ANY FINISH TO THE INTERIOR. Let the spanish cedar do the work.
Seal with shellac, water based colors, water based poly top coat. I use Modern Masters. It won’t “yellow” the colors. Don’t rush the curing process.


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#2 posted 01-29-2012 12:39 PM

Thanks for the input, I like the idea of schellac and using only water based poly/paint

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