Rub ‘n Restore® Colors are low VOC (6.2%). Clear Prep+Finish™ is considered medium VOC (at 15.6%). Both are safe to use indoors.
These products have a chemical odor in their liquid state. This odor is no worse than anything you’ll find in the laundry detergent aisle at a supermarket and less noxious than painting a room with interior latex.
If you are particularly sensitive or opt to use a spray gun to apply the product, ventilate your work area. A respirator is recommended when spraying any colors containing white pigment (which also contain silica). Click here for MSDS (material safety data sheets) of our products and a layperson’s breakdown of the ingredients.
Hello- I used this product over a month ago and still notice a chemical like door. I’ve tried to remove some of the stain/polish with alcohol but the oder still lingers.
The chairs look amazing but the smell keeps me from sitting in them.
Place the chairs outside in direct sun. The UV and ventilation will speed up outgassing.