What can you tell me IKEA Wood stains? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 09-11-2008, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
slsurface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: under a pile of shells
Posts: 2,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was just at IKEA last weekend with my MIL. I saw that they have a line of wood stains that were insanely cheap. The label claims that they are solvent-free and vegetable-based. I'm a little skeptical, given that they cost less than $5 per can. Does anyone know anything about them? How safe are they?
slsurface is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 09-11-2008, 04:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
slsurface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: under a pile of shells
Posts: 2,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a link to the product:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10057468

They don't give a lot of information.
slsurface is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 09-11-2008, 11:18 PM
 
eemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southwest USA
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We used the beeswax product from Ikea for some wood planks for my DS. It has quite a smell, not a pleasant beeswax smell. It goes on white and dries clear to show the natural wood grain well. I made the mistake of putting on multiple layers of it thought. It started to peel waxy stuff after it dried. I then sanded it down a bit after it dried and then I left the planks outside for play for a few months (3) because the smell was just too much for inside.

They are now used daily and look very nice. No smell. Hope that helps.
eemama is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 09-12-2008, 11:40 AM
 
rere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know if what they claim is true or not.I hope someone else does.But I have used them(pre-child).The stains stink until they dry.

Sorry,that's not really helpful,is it?

rere is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 09-12-2008, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
slsurface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: under a pile of shells
Posts: 2,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, it sounds like I'll need some good ventilation if I use this stuff. Thanks for the help ladies!
slsurface is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 09-15-2008, 05:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
slsurface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: under a pile of shells
Posts: 2,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I stained the wardrobe this weekend. DH helped me carry it outside. We left it out there for most of the day, but since it was raining so heavy, we brought it in before dark. It turned out to be a pretty good oil-based stain. It did smell, but a good sort of smell - not the chemical smell of acrylic stain (I used to mix paints for a living). It did a nice job and I love the finish.
WindyCityMom likes this.
slsurface is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off