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Forum topic by MN1987 posted 01-21-2020 09:18 PM 218 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2020 09:18 PM

Hi all. I am currently making a coffee table in a basement shop. There are furnaces and water heaters (it’s a duplex) in the vicinity, so I am cautious about finishing down there. I’d like to finish the table this winter, however, if possible. I was considering using Rubio Monocoat, which claims to be 0% VOC —see link below. Can anyone offer guidance on whether that would be a safe plan? Or other products I could consider? Or whether I just have to wait until spring and do this outside? (Edit: I thought the company promised no odors, but I read the sheet wrong. I think odors are considered minimal compared to other finishes)

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#1 posted 01-21-2020 09:26 PM

Your fine with the Rubio. Probably fine with most wipe on finishes depending on how close you are to heaters. You do need ventilation with finishing in any situation.

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#2 posted 01-21-2020 09:29 PM

I use OSMO in my basement shop, with a wood stove going full bore. Rubio would be even safer.

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#3 posted 01-21-2020 11:07 PM

The floors in my house were finish with Rubio mono coat 10 years ago. We were used it specifically for the zero voc.
We were back in the day after finishing.
Very good product

-- Aj

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#4 posted 01-21-2020 11:18 PM

What is your concern? Spontaneous combustion? If so i’d spend extra worry on disposal of the rags etc.

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#5 posted 01-21-2020 11:41 PM

Thanks all. Yes, SMP, that was my primary concern. But it sounds like it’s safe. I’m careful to take oiled rags outside after applying finish—and will be sure to do so in this case.

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