Q: Is it safe to use or to be in a building where Moisture Cure Urethane hardwood floor finish is used during pregnancy?
A: I’ve never used moisture cure but I have used acid cure (aka “Swedish finish”) many times and hear it is comparable. I would definitely not recommend it. The smell, gasping and burning eyes would likely drive you out within minutes anyway.
Follow-up Q: Looking at the MSDS it says Moisture Cure Urethane MCU contains Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, BETX Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) Poly cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Acetates, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Would it help you to get a rather clear answer?
A: That about answers your question! But, I love the smell of benzene in the morning.
Note from Webmaster: Moms and Dads-to-be, if you land on this page wondering about “regular” finish while pregnant, here’s a Q&A on that.