What Type Of Clear Vinyl Can I Use?

Decorating By sadsmile Updated 10 Jun 2009 , 10:09pm by txnonnie

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sadsmile Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:55pm
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I need to get a huge piece to protect my table surface. I am worried about it being food safe. I looked at it in the store and it just smells so new and horrid. I know that smell will dissapear with time. But that smell means it is giving off some chemical in small amounts doesn't it? I can think of a few uses I would have for this stuff if it is really ok to use.
So is the stuff in the craft section on a huge roll that is cut to order OK?

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pursuing_perfection Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 3:40pm
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Maybe I am naive but if it says it is government approved & safe for food, I would try it. Just let it air out well before you start to use it. icon_rolleyes.gif

There may be other options. Is this table your regular work area? Another more permanent option would be having plexi-glass cut to cover the table top. (More expensive, but it won't be sliding around or getting pulled off the table). icon_smile.gif

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SuzyNoQ Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:15pm
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I recently got some at a craft store, It is on a big roll by the upholstry fabric. It is by the yard... I figure since it is meant for table cloths it should be ok. I paid around $2 a yard. It comes in a few different thicknesses and if you go to the right store you might be able to use a 40% off coupon too.

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sadsmile Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:19pm
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Yes that's the stuff I am talking about i just don't know how to find out for sure if it is food safe.

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rushing Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:44pm
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Tons of information on vinyl:


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txnonnie Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:09pm
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My clear one I use to roll on is from a cake retail store and it smelled the same way. Mine was more costly than purchasing from a fabric/craft store. I would go with it.

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