I was given a beautiful hand made salt box by a friend, but he put a varnish or shellac finish on it that smells so strong, is it safe to put salt into to use for cooking.


Ron here...

Try letting it air out for a week or 2 to see if that helps the smell dissipate. If it does then a hard varnish finish should be fine for dry material like salt.

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Mar 05, 2018
made yourself from from flake shellac sealer
by: Anonymous

There is only denatured alcohol and shellac flakes
would this wood sealer under walnut oil be safe for food consumption used on a serving platter/
Thank you
Las vegas,Nv


Ron here...

Sorry don't know.

If your food is not hot or liquid, I am sure it is not an issue, but that is only opinion!

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