|Forum topic by jsheaney||posted 03-13-2011 03:37 AM||4882 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-13-2011 03:37 AM
I just learned that today. I bought some Minwax wood hardener, which I have never used before. The container is a bottle, so clearly you need to pour it into another container to use it. I poured a few ounces into a plastic cup. I put a piece of scrap in my Jawhorse and started applying it. I was sitting on a stool at the time and suddenly my leg was getting wet. Basically the bottom dissolved away and all of it just poured out the bottom. It took about three minutes to start leaking and about five seconds to open up entirely once it started.
Now I have a serious mess on my floor. I don’t know what else is in this stuff; it seems to be about 98% acetone. My shop floor is just the plywood subfloor painted with a couple coats of poly. This stuff is really sticky (at least, at first), so I tried to wipe it up with more acetone, but it started peeling up the paint off the floor.
I just left it be for now. I’ll see what happens when it cures. Pain in the butt.
Anyway, it looks like you should only put acetone in a glass or metal container.
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