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Can we seal in offgassing from self-assemble particleboard furniture?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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We purchased some self-assemble furniture for our teenage daughter (can't afford green stuff!). It has a white surface--not sure what it is. We have a name for a good green sealant just for this purpose. We also plan to put the furniture outside in the sun first, and to get an air purifier for her room. But we don't know if we just need to seal the rough exposed particleboard edges, or how much to seal. Don't know if the white surface should be sealed as well, or if it already is. This is a hutch and desk. She has also picked out a bed at a Swedish box store. How do we keep her room healthiest with this furniture?




 

 

We purchased some self-assemble furniture for our teenage daughter (can't afford green stuff!). It has a white surface--not sure what it is. We have a name for a good green sealant just for this purpose. We also plan to put the furniture outside in the sun first, and to get an air purifier for her room. But we don't know if we just need to seal the rough exposed particleboard edges, or how much to seal. Don't know if the white surface should be sealed as well, or if it already is. This is a hutch and desk. She has also picked out a bed at a Swedish box store. How do we keep her room healthiest with this furniture?

Don't mean to judge, but that seems like a lot of guesswork, trouble, and expense to remedy something that potentially could have been avoided in the first place...especially if money...



 

 

 
 
 

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