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Old 01-11-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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I've got few hundred bucks if silkens srd are to store for a few years if possible. My previous attempts at ling term storage lead to disaster and it dried despite sealing the can and taping the edges. So I hoping instead of buying oxygen removal packets and such I was planning on adding mineral spirits to top off the barrels. I only need to add 1/2 gallon to the 4 gallon buckets. What do you all think. It would be an easy way to out a few hundred in my pocket


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Old 01-11-2017, 05:41 PM   #2
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Big zip lock bags doubled up. If they are one gal cans.

How did you end up with that much finish in need or storage ?

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It was cheaper to order that way I'll give the bags a shot. I was hoping to save it and in 2 years re-stain the decks I built


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Two years shelf life is asking a lot. Just sitting there will solidify the compound.

Worth a try I guess.

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Two years shelf life is asking a lot. Just sitting there will solidify the compound.

Worth a try I guess.

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I just opened up a can of TWP that is probably 18 months old and other than having to mix with a paint paddle longer than normal, it was fine. I just held on to it for a "what the hell" type of test/purpose. I needed a little extra rustic and it is just like the other couple gallons I recently had shipped.

I did store it where I do my finishes which is in a cabinet inside a separate area and mostly closed off from anything else in the shop. I think the less air flow... The better.

Never liked sikkens much though, toss it for TWP, Ipe Oil, or Messmer's, those are the best exterior finishes I've used. TWP is the most impressive for the price.
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It won't do crap to stop the settling and hardening of any pigment. Doesn't make much sense to buy that much quantity to save and then have it go bad.

I depends on the type of stain as to how long it will stay usable after opening.
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Sounds good, I'll give it a shot. If it fails no loss on my part


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My paint supplier says to store cans and buckets of finishes upside down and they will last much longer. He says the finish seals without leaking out. I'm cautious but trying it on a couple cans.

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