What is a good alternative product to Minwax?

Asked by Melanie Lewis
Alexandria, VA

We are refinishing hardwood floors and want something green, with zero or low VOCs. We are planning to use Bona Traffic for the seal and finish, but what about the stain? Our contractor recommended Minwax, but how green is that product? Are there better, healthier alternatives?


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

June 20, 2011

Vermont Natural Coatings makes a VOC-free, nontoxic line of stains and finishes.

Vermont Natural Coatings also makes a clear, nontoxic, VOC-free sealer using whey.


For more information:

Read "What’s a safe product for staining and sealing the floors of my 84-year-old historic home?" a Q&A answered by John Messerschmidt.

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