You've invested in your own fruit press; now it's time to ensure it stays in top condition. All presses need to have some sort of moisture seal on them before use and this One Part Epoxy Coating is guaranteed by the manufacturer to last over ten years. It's easy enough to apply to the hardwood frame of your press. See below for how much you will need for your specific model.
Lacquer and varnish will work fine but it is recommended that you use a higher quality coating such as this because it will last longer (8 – 10 years!) and also because it is non-toxic making it suitable for food contact. That's quite important considering you'll be dealing with fruit!
One quart will be enough for the Homesteader, two is recommended for the American Harvester press. Sold in 1-quart cans.
Please Note: This product can only be shipped via ground service to the 48 contiguous United States and Canada.