Turning Archive 2005

fire retardant

John Lucas
>The fire retardant I mentioned in a post below is FR-1 fire retardand additive for latex paints. You mix this with paint or in my case clear water based poly. I used it as a sort of mask to burn the wood and leave parts of the wood unburned. It should work to prevent your candlesticks from burning easily. I haven't run a test to see if it would stop them from burning but it blocks the heat from a propane torch pretty darn well. It's not cheap. I paid $10.95 This makes one gallon. I don't remember what I mixed. I remember using a teaspoon to pour in the retardant but don't remember how big the container was. This might be a solution for those wanting to turn candle holders of different styles and who are worried about fires.

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