Sealing Raw Timber

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  1. swiftden

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    Hi Allan,

    I use water based varnish inside and outside of my enclosures. Air it out for a few days.

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    Water based sealers are fine. Just let it air as Nick has suggested.
     
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    Personally I've had better luck using pond sealant over timber sealant in regards to moisture protection at least. Now that's all I use for sealing the interior of enclosures. It comes in clear also.
     
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    So no worries with using it. It will only be short term and the top of the tank. How many days would it have to air for ? As soon as its fine i can pick up our new friend
     
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    Till it cures. Read the tin and maybe give it a couple of days extra to get rid of the smell. Then it should be fine.
     
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    Air it outside if you can, at least under a verandah.
     

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