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.
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