Tea Light holder - Top coat?

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Forum topic by RT31 posted 12-19-2013 05:51 AM 554 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2013 05:51 AM

Hi everyone,

I made 2 tea light holders from a tree that fell in my front yard a few years ago. The wood was spalted and looks great.

Anyway i already rubbed 2 coats of BLO on them and was planing on spraying them with lacquer to finish it off.

My question is – Is lacquer flammable when dry? I have heard and read a lot of warnings about lacquer i just didn’t know if this only applied when it was being sprayed or at all times. I obviously don’t want my christmas present to catch on fire and burn my in-laws house down.

PS How would Shellac hold up? Something else?

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 05:54 AM

I prefer not putting any laquer on the wood I have collected from our property. I just did 3 coats of linseed oil on our cherry tealight candle holders. It holds up nicely and it is easy to clean and reapply if needed.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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