Asked by: Dorathy Malagarrigahobbies and interests woodworking
Is there an odorless polyurethane?
Last Updated: 29th May, 2020
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In this way, is there a polyurethane that doesn't smell?
Unlike traditional polyurethanes (poly, shellac, or clear coat) even many of those labeled as “environmentally friendly”, ECOS WoodShield Varnish is non-toxic and has no traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues.
does polyurethane smell bad? Polyurethane is available in two types -- water- and oil-based. Water-based polyurethane costs twice as much as its oil-based counterpart, but it is slightly less toxic and has less of an odor.
Besides, is there an alternative to polyurethane?
Linseed Oil Linseed oil is another commonly used natural alternative to polyurethane. Some people buy the linseed oil by itself in order to treat their wood. Others will make use of linseed oil inside of other products. Either way, it makes for a good alternative to the toxic polyurethane that you would rather avoid.
How long does it take for polyurethane to stop smelling?
The floor should be mostly cured (enough to live on) in the first 5-7 days, but it can take up to a month for the odors to be completely gone, and for the finish to reach its maximum hardness.