| > is that boiled linseed oil?
| Yes, it is the type used for finishing. The OP is familir with it.
| > is poly made for food preperation areas?
| Of course it is safe. Any finish sold in the US is considered food
but poly is not KMCA certified for food preperation areas.
Poly is found in millions of kitchens. If yo are talking about
| commercial food preperation, that is a whole other set of regulations.
| homowners do't put the hamburers on cabiten door when prepping.
what about the glasses that are upside down in the cabinet, on the poly
| > is poly alcohol and chemical resistant?
| Any chemical typically found in a kitchen.
poly leaves water stains easily
hand rubbed urethane gel is water and alcohol resistant.
10 times better than poly.
| > I would reccomend a laquer based clearcoat instead of poly.
| > or a paste wax rubbed on by hand.
| It can work, but there are no many good brush on lacquers as compared
The last thing I'd recommend in a kitchen is hand rubbed
| paste wax. It may look good, but
it is not going to hold up well with the
| grease splatters and splashes that happen in kitchens.
and you recommend linseed oil?
the best finish by far
is a hand rubbed urethane gel
after testing different finishes (laquer, poly, water based poly,
urethane gel) for 1 year.
the urethane gel is the only one that lasted through all the seasons in
the test pcs. were outside all year through sun, rain, snow,etc.
and just for the record
the poly sample pc. finished last.
the water and UV damage was awful.
the laquered sample had minor water blisters.
and the urethane gel sample was like new still.