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#1 posted 05-07-2012 04:03 AM

Neither WATERLOX nor waterborne finishes have much advantage in relation to shelf life, assuming they are both properly stored & cared for.

Waterborne can & will thicken & set up if exposed to oxygen as well as WATERLOX … it will just happen more slowly.

Both products can be stored for long periods of time if properly separated from oxygen and stored under reasonable conditions.

Except for N.C. Lacquer, I try to not store up large quantities of most any finish, so that what I use will be reasonably fresh at the time I use it. Cost is a bit more in small quantities, but, a ruined finish is even more costly in time & labor … cheap insurance in my opinion. That said, several years ago I found a great deal on several gallons of McClosky Varnish. Every time I open a gallon, I apply several coats to some test material to see if it is still good … so far, no problems.

When I open a large container of ANY finish, I place what is not going to be used immediately in smaller containers and make certain there is no air in them … then seal tightly. Never had one go bad yet.

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