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Old 07-17-2021, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Hamster Safe Wood Sealant

Hello! I am currently working on getting the items I need to make a small second level for my hamster's enclosure. I'm not quite sure what to use as a sealant for the wood. I live in the US and I've read Modge Podge can be a good option as it's water based and non toxic. Does anyone have recommendations? Thank you!
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster Safe Wood Sealant

Can you get plastikote in the US? The tub not the spray.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:46 PM   #3
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Can you get plastikote in the US? The tub not the spray.
To my knowledge that isn't available. The only thing I found when looking at one point was essentially a spray for vehicles I believe - obviously not in any way safe for hamsters!
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:08 PM   #4
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I believe Mod Podge is safe, as long as you get a version that says non-toxic. I'm thinking of getting it myself as the clear version works out cheaper than to keep buying little tubs of Plastikote.
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:49 AM   #5
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We bought Plastikote recently, and I steered OH away from the sprays having heard that recommendation on this forum, although not sure why. Is there a problem with the sprays?
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Old 07-19-2021, 04:55 AM   #6
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I would imagine it is because the sprays are more dangerous/toxic, flammable, not water based???? something like that???
The enamel tubs are considered safe for children toys/furniture
Don't quote me on this though I am sure someone could explain it better than me,
You can download the safety information for each product on their website if you were that inclined
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Old 07-19-2021, 05:30 AM   #7
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The spray is very high-VOC so would probably give off toxic fumes for at least a few days after application. Some people say if you leave it to cure for several weeks it might be safe, but it's probably easier and safer to use the paint.
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Old 07-20-2021, 01:48 AM   #8
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Ah - that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:59 PM   #9
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Thank you for all of the help! I appreciate it
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