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  • Preserve the Beauty of Raw or Rusted Steel & Iron Surfaces

    Hi Brian, my wife bought a used Bourbon barrel with the intent of using it as an accent piece in our living room. The metal bands have some rust and I want to preserve the look. I stumbled upon this very helpful topic and have read through the comments, and I have a few follow-up questions:1) The Penetrol instructions say "for exterior use only", which has me a little concerned about the toxicity. If I am using it for an indoor piece, how long should it cure and dry before moving inside?2) Will the Penetrol prevent the transfer of rust to hands and clothing, or will I still need to apply a coat of something else on top of the Penetrol?3) You mention Penetrol is not very hard or durable. Since this will be an accent piece and rarely touched, do you still think a polyurethane coat is necessary?4) Can I apply the Penetrol to the entire oak barrel, or should I mask it and apply only to the metal?Thank you in advance!

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