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How to Stain and Age Furniture : Applying Whitewash Stain to Furniture
Submitted by Richard Buccola
When you are working with any chemicals, paints, stains, and materials that will come in contact with a baby, make sure they are baby-safe. In this case, you would want the enamel to be lead-free and preferably low-VOC or zero-VOC to avoid the fumes and off-gassing. Check the manufacturer’s label on the can (you can even call the manufacturer to confirm). As much as I like the folks at Lowes and Home Depot, this is one case where I would go straight to the manufacturer to confirm instead of taking their advice.