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Posted on Storing finishes in corked glass jars

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 12:40 AM

Cork doesn’t seem airtight enough to me.

If I decant any finish, or mix dye, it’s usually put in a mason jar. They’re cheap and seal tightly. I also store my shellac cloths in one too and they never dry out, always ready to dip in the 1/2 and 1 lb cuts I keep ready, and wipe. Some things, like lacquer and the shellac cuts, are prone to seal the lid on, making it difficult to unscrew. For them, I buy empty quart paint cans.

For oil products, I use Bloxygen when I close the container. Even though the finish might look OK, oxygen will damage the product if you don’t isolate it.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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