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Old 04-18-2022, 12:23 PM   #21
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That looks an interesting option I would still test it on something first. When it says low VOC and water based that doesn't mean it won't stink to high heaven! I've had some issues with paints for the house like that. When they are low VOC they can sometimes have a lot more ammonia in (ended up with a wall smelling of cat pee! I had to scrub it all off again, seal it and paint it with something else).

I agree you need to be careful what to use. There have been varying views about using Cuprinol garden shades as well - and it is acrylic - have used it on our fence - it has a kind of plasticky feel afterwards. It's probably ok as long as it isn't chewed - but that's what we don't know - unless it's something that can't easily be chewed like a flat base.

When I first joined here, people used to use the spray on plastikote for larger items (needs to be done outdoors though or you'll end up with it on everything). That then needs time for the smell to wear off.

The small pots of plastikote do work out expensive if you need to cover a large area but one pot does go quite a long way. Four pots would only be about 16 and should give two coats on a vary large area.

What is it you're painting?
I am using it for my hamster enclosure. It should be arriving Friday. I have ordered the sealant I linked above.
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The Auro brand that rodipet sell is supposed to be one of the safest for chemicals and low odour. Don't think it's available in the Uk though.
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Old 04-18-2022, 12:27 PM   #23
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The Auro brand that rodipet sell is supposed to be one of the safest for chemicals and low odour. Don't think it's available in the Uk though.
Thank you. I figured the hamster homes one will be suitable as they sell it along with their own wooden enclosures.
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Old 04-18-2022, 12:29 PM   #24
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Looks like Auro Transparent Varnish is available in the Uk (No 251 - same one).

At one time I wouldn't even use plastikote! I was concerned about any kind of paint in a hamster cage and preferred to scrub wood clean or replace it - but if it's a large area ...

AURO 251 CLEAR GLOSS LACQUER – Greenshop

Useful if anyone doesn't want to get it sent from Rodipet in Germany maybe!
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Thank you. I figured the hamster homes one will be suitable as they sell it along with their own wooden enclosures.
Yes that sounds ok - which one do they use?
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Yes that sounds ok - which one do they use?
This is the one.
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Oh I'm with you now So they use the one you linked earlier. Well that helps. They wouldn't use it if it stunk of ammonia lol.
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Oh I'm with you now So they use the one you linked earlier. Well that helps. They wouldn't use it if it stunk of ammonia lol.
Very true! Also, I remember somebody saying the owner used to be a member on here.
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That might have been me Yes she was/is.
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