hmmm ... i know that john and sherry said something about poly. didn't they say that the oil-based is still ok?? or was it the water-based??
but when i compared labels, it didn't look like there was much of a difference in the label. both said that they contained harmful chemicals. both had some pretty intense warnings. so i opted for the old-fashioned, normal poly, instead of the water-based.
and then i got *really* smart when i got home, and did a search of their website, to find out what they recommend. [and i say *really* smart, because i did this AFTER i bought the poly, as opposed to BEFORE. brilliant, i tell you. that's why i have the letters after my name and all.]
anyway, that's when i realized that i bought the wrong stuff. john and sherry recommend safecoat.
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the stuff john and sherry use is 100% non-toxic. and it's also very low-VOC, and very low odor. it's definitely the healthy option.
and the kicker is this ... the stuff i already bought, the minwax poly is $10.47 for a quart. the safecoat is $29.90 for a quart!! and on top of that, they don't have it in my local big box stores, so i think i'd have to order it online and pay shipping if i really wanted it. so we're talking about at least 300% more ... maybe even 350% or 400%.
so i'm turning the question back on you ... what would you do?? would you go with the stuff you already paid for, or would you go for the expensive stuff, because it's safer??
do any of you have any experience with safecoat? were you able to find it locally??
PS if you're one of my LURKER readers who i know in real life and NEVER comment, i want YOUR OPINION most of all, because i know you guys are super sensitive to these things and do crazy stuff like clean with vinegar and make your own laundry soap ... so if commenting's not your bag, please fb me or text, or send up a smoke signal. :) and thanks in advance for the help :)