Refinishing Floors or Furniture? Try Non-toxic Wood Stains

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There’s nothing more green than re-using what you already have.  But if your old wood floors or furniture need a “face-lift”, you can get a new, beautiful finish by using non-toxic wood stains. First, start by stripping the old paint or stain using products that don’t compromise the environment, both indoors and out.  Then, use one of the durable eco-friendly stains that are on the market today to enhance the warmth and richness of wood.

  • AFM Safecoat DuraStain uses natural mineral pigments, not dyes, and is formulated without formaldehyde and other toxic ingredients.  It is virtually odor-free and available in 7 colors.  This product is also a recipient of the Scientific Certification System’s Indoor Air Quality Gold certification for achieving the most stringent indoor air quality objectives in North America.
  • BioShield‘s Wood Stains are solvent-free, water-based and contain zero harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  These products are available in 18 colors, including natural wood hues, as well as colorful accents.
  • The Sinan Company‘s line of Natural Stains are all-purpose, tinted top-coat type of stain finish, mainly for open-pored outdoor vertical wood protection, and also for interior cabinets and furniture.

In a future post, I will cover eco-friendly wood finishes, sealers and waxes.

photo courtesy of doityourself.com

Tag(s): Green Furnishings

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  2. colleen on March 28th, 2009 1:05 pm

    You should look at UltraMax stain and finishes by UGL. Water based, very “green”, economical and unique colors.

  3. Dani on September 25th, 2011 5:03 pm

    Hi, I am just curious whether you would know what kind of paint/stain/vanish I need to use as I am repainting my rabbit hutch. Obviously it needs to be non-toxic and waterproof? Thanks
    Dani

  4. Keri Miller on March 11th, 2013 11:33 am

    Are any of these safe for use on a babies crib?

  5. cynthia jackson on July 7th, 2013 10:13 am

    please send me color examples (all 7) for afm’s safecoat
    for wood stains. likewise please send me bioshield’s examples of wood stain (all 18 colors).

    Much appreciated,

    Cynthia Jackson

  6. Joyce Benson on July 8th, 2013 3:24 pm

    Hi Cynthia,
    You need to contact the manufacturer or your local green store to get samples. I only write about eco-friendly products on the market so I can make the public aware that better choices exist.

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