Apple Press Conditioning

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  1. GreenCoyote

    GreenCoyote New Member

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    Hello All,

    I've recently rescued an Apple press from a barn ready for demo... It's in very good condition, only slight issues with the metal basin (picture attached). Conditioning the wood is no problem, mineral oil... My question is on the basin. I can't find a food safe paint. I have no problem coating it with oil. What would everyone here suggest?
    Thanks

    >> Correction: I am not permitted to post attachments yet... Just understand that the basin is not in poor condition.... simply no paint on it, and I'd like to protect it...
     
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    what kind of metal is it?

    rusted metal can be sand blasted, polished and then kept clean and dry between uses. i'm not sure what else to do, a natural wax/beeswax may be ok, but i'm not sure... be interested to see what others may suggest. : )
     
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    Have you looked into milk paints using citrus thinners?
     
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    If it is steel the simple solution would be to polish it and coat with mineral oil then wipe it down so as little mineral oil as possible is left on it. Stainless steel would be easier on up keep needs. Other metals (copper, aluminum for examples) would be in need of an oiling also.
     

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