Can you suggest a non-toxic finish to protect a vinyl bar top?

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What is the most reliable, user-friendly, low-VOC, water-based concrete stain available?

— Danna Groden Overland Park, KS

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Are there any toxic volatile compounds in raw linseed oil?

— Evelyn Aron Santa Cruz, CA

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Can I use boiled linseed oil on wood during the rainy season?

— Evelyn Aron Santa Cruz, CA

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What is a good alternative product to Minwax?

— Melanie Lewis Alexandria, VA

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