Salt and Pepper Mill finishes

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Blog entry by Craig Havran posted 05-04-2011 04:26 PM 1490 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

So I’m going to be turning a salt and pepper mill this weekend and I’m curious as to what kinds of finishes I should use. I was planning on a sanding sealer and maybe a friction polish, but does anybody know if the salt from the mill will damage any of this? should I use a poly? Thanks everybody…. i love this site.

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 01:34 AM

I have used wipe on poly and water based poly on the outside of my pepper grinders and salt cellars. Both seem to hold up equally well. I don’t put any finish on the inside of either one.

I have found that heat from the cook top is far more damaging to the finish than the corrosive effects of the salt. I usually tell folks not to use the back of their cook tops/stoves as the storage area for their salt/pepper units.

Hope this helps.


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