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    Using stain/polyurethane on the inside of an enclosure?

    So Iím currently building a new enclosure and thought about using a stain/polyurethane two in one on the inside of the enclosure but am not sure if this is a good idea. Would it hold up to the moisture? Would it be safe for a snake? Has anyone else done this and can share how it worked out?

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    Best if you can find a NO- VOC stain (no "volatile organic compounds") as stains will off-gas for a long time & are toxic. You would then need to completely seal
    it with a similarly-safe water-proofing product (& probably multiple coats to avoid damaging the wood with long-term moisture). You'll need to air out the enclosure
    thoroughly before use...NO odors should remain. If you are in a hurry to use such an enclosure, this won't make you happy, but as long as you have lots of time...?

    Normal polyurethane dries safe for snakes, I believe, but I can't speak for a "2 in 1" product...I wouldn't think so. You might do better to just line the enclosure with
    something like tile board, then seal the corners with aquarium sealant (silicone).
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    I sealed mine with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D2...b_b_asin_title

    It's a to work with, but should get the job done
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    Re: Using stain/polyurethane on the inside of an enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    I sealed mine with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D2...b_b_asin_title

    It's a to work with, but should get the job done
    +1. I've done 3 enclosures with this on the inside and stain on the outside
    1.0 Bearded Dragon
    0.1 Super Pastel Lesser Ball Python
    1.0 Pastel Bamboo Ball Python
    0.0.1 Halmahera Blue Tongue Skink
    0.0.2 Crested Gecko
    1.2.0 Guinea Pigs
    0.1 Dog
    0.2 Cats

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    Re: Using stain/polyurethane on the inside of an enclosure?

    Also as mentioned above it takes time to air out. I brought my cages outside to air out and when I couldn't I had a fan blowing air through them in the basement for at least a week till there was no more odor.
    1.0 Bearded Dragon
    0.1 Super Pastel Lesser Ball Python
    1.0 Pastel Bamboo Ball Python
    0.0.1 Halmahera Blue Tongue Skink
    0.0.2 Crested Gecko
    1.2.0 Guinea Pigs
    0.1 Dog
    0.2 Cats

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