Food Grade Sealant For Wood

Food grade sealant for wood is an important element to maintaining healthy and quality wooden furniture. Unfortunately, food grade sealants are not always as readily available as they should be due to the many regulations that must be met in order for them to be accepted at the retail level. Food grade sealants are used as an added protection against harmful chemicals found in commercially prepared wood products. While it is true that a small percent of sealants are harmful to humans, the majority of them are safe and provide clear advantages to those who use them. So, if you’re interested in using a sealant on your wooden furniture, here are the different types of food grade sealants you should know about:

The food grade BSE (Bulk Shading Refrigeration Sealant) is a popular sealant for wood because it provides an almost chemical-free barrier that will prevent the growth of mould, fungi and other food grade hazards. This sealant will also prevent the absorption of odours and vapors from food as well as the destruction of valuable shelf life. Food grade BSE is available in a variety of forms including sheets, flakes, strips, beads and chips. Food grade BSE is usually sold as an uncoated roll which makes it very easy to apply and also makes it very versatile.

Food Grade Butcher Block Wood Sealant Conditioning Oil
Food Grade Butcher Block Wood Sealant Conditioning Oil

Food sealants that are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are generally made from natural organic ingredients. These ingredients are approved because of the fact that they will not harm human or animal health. The FDA requires sealants to be free of lead, carcinogens, mutagens, toxins and antibiotic chemicals. In addition to this requirement, all sealants used must also adhere closely to safety guidelines such as proper density and thickness. This ensures that the sealant does not cover the surface of the wood with contaminates such as dirt or dust.

Food Grade Wood Sealer Home Depot
Food Grade Wood Sealer Home Depot

Food sealants for wood are also suitable for use on outdoor furniture such as barbecues and tables. The sealants are able to provide a high degree of protection from direct sunlight, heat, moisture and airborne contaminants. They will also reduce the rate at which food will decay when stored at room temperature. Food grade BSE is available in a number of forms which are specially designed for use on wood. These include sprays, strips, sheets and chips.

Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 3.5 oz
Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 3.5 oz

There are some sealants which are specifically designed for use on hardwoods. For example, there is a food grade BSE which is approved to be used on hardwood furniture such as dining tables and desks. Hardwood outdoor furniture will continue to look and feel like its original form for many years to come, because food grade BSE dries quickly and does not allow the wood surface to become weathered. Food grade BSE is also suitable for use on vinyl floors that can become weathered due to exposure to the sun, heat and rain.

Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 5.5 oz
Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 5.5 oz

If you are looking for food grade sealants for wood and other types of outdoor furniture, you should first determine what the levels of contaminants in your chosen sealant are. There are several common contaminants which are considered low to medium levels of risk. The levels of these contaminants in food grade sealants will vary greatly depending upon the manufacturer, the ingredients and the type of sealant used. It is essential that you read the label of any sealant which you select. In fact, food grade sealants for wood are even more specific than food grade sealants for other materials.

Some sealants are also certified by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture). When using these sealants it is important that you check to ensure that the sealant has been certified by the USDA as this will indicate that it has been through an additional review and processing to ensure that it meets certain requirements. The USDA certification will indicate that the food sealant contains food grade potassium, does not contain dyes or allergens and is extracted from cornstarch, cottonseed, flaxseed, rice and wheat. Food sealants are usually categorized according to food grade on the back of the sealant bottle.

Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 5.5 oz
Food Grade Beeswax Wood Finish / Sealer 5.5 oz

As with any type of food, when using food grade sealants for wood surfaces you should ensure that you are not allergic to the sealant. Once you have found a sealant which meets your needs, it is essential that you follow the instructions carefully to ensure that you apply the sealant correctly. You should also keep the food sealant in a safe place, out of reach from children and pets. Food grade sealants can be purchased at any garden centre or hardware store and are readily available to purchase online.

Food Grade Acacia Wood Seal Lid Home Kitchen High
Food Grade Acacia Wood Seal Lid Home Kitchen High

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Food Grade Sealant Home Depot
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Food Grade Wood Sealer Home Depot
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