I have recently asked about the least obtrusive finish, but what about
the least smelly one?
What I'm thinking of is how to finish the *insides* of drawers.
Obviously the look is not important. The important thing is that the
insides of the drawers never end up smelling like the finish.
While shellac is a real good choice it would be my second choice to clear
water based acrylic.
We use both extensivly in our vintage travel trailer restoration shop. Amber
shelac for color and depth and water based acrylic for a tough top coat.
Solvent based finishes will be phased out in most of our life times so you
might as well find a water based finish you like.
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"Diamond Finish" would be great. It was originally made by Varathane,
but Varathane was bought by Rustoleum. It is still called Diamond
Finish. I apply it with a flat short haired applicator. Sand the first
coat and apply a second. It lays down like a spray finish and is water
based and nearly odorless.
Nothing says they have to have a finish. Personally, I oil
them...with oil to which I have added some oil of wintergreen. I like
the odor, reminds me of the trombone slide oil I used to make. It had
wintergreen in it too.
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