LumberJocks

Reply by Fuzzy

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Finishing Indoor Teak Table

View Fuzzy's profile

Fuzzy

293 posts in 2708 days


#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.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase