worste smelling finishing product??

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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 03-20-2013 06:40 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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03-20-2013 06:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: worst smelling finish

My vote is for Cuprinol….

We had to preservative treat some crates iaw. an old mil. spec. and cleared a 9,000 s.f. building of 15 woodworkers (I’m using that term loosely) within a minute of opening the cans.

P U ! No one bothered to read the can that day….

NIOSH mask to the rescue.

What’s the worst smelling finish product you’ve dealt with?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 09:16 PM

Steel wool and vnegar.

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 09:23 PM

Glitza moisture cured urethane floor finish.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 09:34 PM

BLO, which also stinks as a finish, though it is good for starting fires.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 03:59 AM

Target floor finish. I almost passed out.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 04:05 AM

Waterlox seems particularly nasty to me, though I haven’t worked with a lot of different finish varieties.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 04:56 AM

I know its not a finish, but 5 minute epoxy always makes me sick

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 06:57 AM

Waterlox is the nastiest finish I’ve used.

-- Ken

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#8 posted 03-23-2013 03:47 AM

I also vote for steel wool/vinegar staining as the worst.

Further, when I eat a bad meal after not eating for 8-12 hours, I have experienced some bad meal-finishing smells soon after.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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