I want a green substitute for Minwax. I need to protect and match pine window frames to a teak panel interior. Any suggestions?
We've come a long way from the frightening toxic wood finishes, paints, and stains. Where lead was standard in paint mixtures not that long ago, today you'll find more low- and no-VOC finishes, nontoxic finishes, and earth-friendly options. You can find many products on the Internet and even at your local home improvement store. A couple of options are Earthpaint and Green Building Supply.
However, keep in mind that, when possible, it is better to buy locally. Discuss your project with the staff of a local paint or home improvement store.
Take home some samples and try them on your trim. Getting a match will be much easier this way and allows you to look at other color options. You might want to go with a contrast instead of finishing the pine to match the teak.