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Forum topic by daves1 posted 03-27-2014 12:37 AM 774 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2014 12:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: trivets finishing question

Does anyone have any suggestions for using poly or something else to protect wooden trivets that have been spray painted? I want to protect the finish from hot pans.

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 03:18 AM

The trivets I have made in the past, were always oil finish.

I found when I used water based poly before, that after ~ a year, the poly was flaking and looking terrible from the cycling of hot and cold.

Those were trivets from a “wood Magazine” project, that had a 6 inch square tile in the middle, with an oak frame to hold it. The top of the wood frame that got hot peeled/delaminated and looked milky.

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 12:51 PM

I don’t know about a painted finish. I have always left mine natural finished with mineral oil.

-- Kepy

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 01:02 PM

Kepy, I mostly leave mine natural but my daughter requested a pink one (she is recovering from breast cancer) and I haven’t figured out how to come up with a pink stain or dye yet. So painting was my only option.

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