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Alergic reactions to wood hardener??
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:05 AM
Sounds goofy I know, but has anyone had any "break outs" after using Minwax sealer/ hardener? I am trying to narrow down where this is coming from. I have some spots on my arm where I felt the microscopic drops hit, that I understand, but its also around my nose and mouth and I am wondering if just the fumes alone that I am that alergic to. By no means was I sniffing... just painting it on a piece of wood. The garage door was open and a nice air movement. Either that or my shaving cream.. but I have shaved several times since the first time this happened and didn't break out. The first time I just chocked it up to stressful day at work... but no stress lately. Not trying to bash Minwax, If it is, then I have to go about things differently. Thanks folks
Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:38 PM
I am very allergic to lots of things, but I haven't noticed any reaction to the Minwax Wood Hardener.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:02 PM
You probably touched your face without realising it. I had this problem when I was working with polyester resin. My hands did not react, but my face did.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:27 PM
Minwax WH is nasty stuff. You want to be very careful working around this stuff. Full gloves, etc. It's easily absorbed through your skin and like epoxy you can become sensitized to it.
Read the MSDS it will tell you precautions
Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:52 PM
Note to self : No picking my nose after dipping baits!
Haha, just kidding. Hope it clears up fr ya. I actually get seborrhic dermatitis around my moustache/nose area, so i sympathize with the irritation.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:15 PM
Atrophius... lol I needed that I am one crabby guy right now... affraid to touch or kiss Mrs. Goonsdad for fear of spreading???. I cant smile without skin cracking just outside my nose. However i was able to drink a beer without any real issues:sauced:. So along that line... Mrs. Goonsdad had mono a month ago, I had my 1st alergic reaction 3 weeks ago and now again... love tinkering with the lures... but love Mrs. Goonsdad more... been a long"fun" month... he said very sarcastically.