Wooden toys are a source of delight for children, and parents can help keep them in good condition by using sealants. This guide provides an overview of the different types of sealants available and how to use them to maintain outdoor swings and wooden toys. When it comes to preserving outdoor swings, Loctite transparent silicone waterproof sealant is a great option. This sealant is perfect for bonding ABS plastics, rubbers and more.
It is also flexible, fills gaps, temperature resistant and acts as both a sealant and adhesive. If you have wooden toys that are over forty years old, it's important to check for lead paint. Lead paint can be hazardous for children, so if you're not sure if the toy has lead paint, you can purchase a lead testing kit at your local hardware store. If the toy does have lead paint, it's best to remove or cover it by a professional. When it comes to selecting a finish for wooden toys, there are several options available.
Acrylic, polyurethane and polyacrylic finishes are all suitable for contact with food or wooden toys. However, if you're looking for a non-toxic option, ECOS paints are a great choice. They are certified safe for use in toys and around people who are sensitive to chemical vapors and paint odors. For larger jobs that require hermetic adhesion to different plastics and other materials, Loctite PL Marine Fast Cure adhesive sealant is an excellent option. This type of plastic sealant is ideal for construction projects such as the installation of windows, moldings, pipes or other heavy-duty projects.
It can also be used underwater if indicated in the technical documentation of the corresponding product. Finally, it's important to note that boiled linseed oil should not be used in toys for young children as it contains toxic chemicals.