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Forum topic by Ageingwood posted 02-25-2009 10:29 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2009 10:29 PM

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Can anyone tell me if Boiled Linseed Oil is safe to use on kids toys ? I guess my painted toys are over with.
I sure can`t afford the testing !

-- Ageingwood - No time , retired

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 12:58 AM

Almost all finishes are “food safe” once fully cured.

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 03:45 AM

Be a shame to not make coloured toys anymore! I,ve seen an article where they used artists oils cut with a mineral oil to stain the wood instead of paint and i,m sure that would be ok .I think the whole painted toy issue is a bit overblown .

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 04:59 AM

almost all finishes are food safe once cured that is very important. BLO will not really cure so it is not your best choise. you can go with any good drying oil, seal a cell, arm r seal, waterlox. or shellac is food safe. those are all good choices

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 07:45 AM

The chineese seem to think that lead and GHB are fine for the kids of America by the cargo ship.
how many million do you sell Ageingwood? I really think the bill was intended for that reason but you are a casualty of war as they will not come after you but some mother will through her fore mentioned diego toy in the garbage and go after you. And they have to spend seventy trillion dollars to stimulate the American economy? while you who are directly responcable to your customer is trying to figure out how to keep going under thier legislation they are finding a new cheap chemical to coat the toys in as for the ones that are already here and toxic they will sell and be swept under the rug.

-- jay Rambling on and on again

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 08:36 AM

Mineral oil is what i use on all my food projects. It looks nice and thats what i hear restaurants use.

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 09:44 AM

jm540, it’s American CEO’s that are the problem! I am using plain old spray paint (w/o lead) for my grand kids when I want color and oil for nautral wood.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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