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Forum topic by Karda posted 11-22-2018 12:35 AM 708 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2018 12:35 AM

i used some min wax polycrylic water wash polyurethane on a bowl and found it is much easier to use than shellac and give a nicer finish. Is it suitable for bowls that maybe used for food thanks Mike


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#1 posted 11-22-2018 01:33 AM

Yes it is.

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#2 posted 11-23-2018 04:30 AM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 11-23-2018 06:05 AM

for what it’s worth, Minwax polycrylic isn’t advertised as food-safe, so I would be cautious about that depending on your intended use for those bowls.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 11-23-2018 07:33 AM

You must be doing shellac wrong because it’s super easy to use.

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#5 posted 11-23-2018 04:14 PM


for what it s worth, Minwax polycrylic isn t advertised as food-safe, so I would be cautious about that depending on your intended use for those bowls.

- PurpLev

Lots of food safe finishes aren’t advertised as such. According to a noted expert:

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In fact, all finishes are safe to eat off of or be chewed on once the finish has fully cured. The rule of thumb for curing is 30 days, but warm conditions make curing happen faster. With all solvent-based finishes, you can determine that a finish has cured sufficiently by pressing your nose against the dry finish and sniffing. If there is any odor, the finish isn’t yet cured. Only if you can’t smell anything is the object safe for food or mouth contact.

Flexner, Bob. Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (American Woodworker) (p. 76). Fox Chapel Publishing. Kindle Edition.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#6 posted 11-24-2018 12:21 AM

thanks for your input, I could have been using th shellac wrong I am new to this

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#7 posted 11-24-2018 12:22 AM

thanks for your input

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