View Full Version : How to seal a wood toilet seat?

01-31-2016, 09:27 AM
Just had had a friend install a new wood toilet seat for me. It was the least expensive and only wood unit at Lowes.
Using it a couple of times now, I find the back of the lid is rough and grabs at my clothing. Is there anything I can do to coat it with a protective type sealer coat? I really do not want to remove it and return it. I really do not want to bother my friend again. he had to cut off the bolts from the old one to remove it and has already spent more time and effort than I had planned. If I sand it It will need something put on after and probably best to remove it and reinstall. I guess I could buy some tools to try remove it and reinstall myself - should not be as hard as the old one to remove this time but I only have one bathroom in my tiny unit. I would prefer a process where i could leave it in place if possible.

I had a wood seat prior and never had this problem

02-29-2016, 02:53 AM
Tape several sheets of newspaper over the toilet tank,floor and wall. Lift up seat and put several layers of newspaper across the opening of the bowl. Spray several coats of polyurethane sealer over the top of the seat. Flip up lid and coat the under side with same number of coats of polyurethane.Dry for the most part with a hair dryer set on cool and allow to air dry several more hours on it's own.