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Safe Wood Stain?

Discussion in 'Product Questions' started by cslammon, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    I don't really want to paint my new cage I'm building, so I thought of staining it. Is there any safe non toxic stains I can use? It would only be for the outside of the enclosure anyway, but I don't want to chance it without asking you guys first. You always help me out! Thanks
  2. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Unless somebody else has an idea of what I should do!
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

  4. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

  5. Rob

    Rob Elite Member

    for the outside i just use what ever stain and then use the finish to seal it
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, you can use any water based wood stain, I don`t know the brand names in the States, so can`t help with that, but even though it`s for the outside of the tank, I would still either wax or varnish over it to keep it in good order, alternatively, use one of the coloured varnishes.
  7. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I think Minwax makes some 2 in 1 stain and seal stuff. If this is for the outside of the cage, just about anything should work.

    If you want to stain the inside, that comes before the polycrylic. Since it will be under a layer or 3 of polycrylic, you can use just about anything. It will be safely sealed away.
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I use the minwax stain and then do the polycrylic.
  9. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Well too late I already put down the polycrylic lol
  10. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    LOL ! That pretty much settles that!
  11. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Haha yep.. I guess I'll paint it
  12. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    depending on the paint you use, it may not stick well with the polycrylic. If it is toxic at all, you'll need more layers of polycrylic to seal it up, and prevent peeling.

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