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Old 02-12-2018, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Waterproofing wood

Im wanting to waterproof various wooden items , whats the safest product to use?
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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I use cuprinol garden shades.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:34 PM   #3
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If you're in the UK you can use Plastikote water based enamel, that's what most people use, it's quick to dry & odourless, I haven't used the Cuprinol garden shades for hamster stuff only for outdoor use & although safe to use I did find it had a strong odour that took a day or two to wear off so you would need to air out any items for hams for a while before use.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:11 PM   #4
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does it matter if Plastikote is gloss or matte
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: Waterproofing wood

I think gloss or matte refers to colour only (shiny or not) but as long as it says it's safe for use on children's toys and complies with EN71, it's good to use for hamster items.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #6
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The plastikote must be the water based one not the other one, it will say water based on the pot, I don't think any of those are gloss although there are various colours & I haven't used them all so not sure.
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