|Forum topic by leeko||posted 01-02-2012 09:47 PM||10349 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
01-02-2012 09:47 PM
I finally gave in, and moved the majority of my tools from the basement to the garage – dust was becoming too much of an issue, and a dust collection system isn’t practical right now.
Anyway, I’d like to move the rest of my stuff to the garage, so it’s all in one place. The question I have, though, is:
Is it ok to store all of my wood finishes and solvents in the unheated garage over the winter? I know that glue shouldn’t be allowed to freeze, and cold weather affects drying/flashing/curing time of various products, but is it ok to store everything (except the glue) in the cold garage? I’d plan to bring things inside as needed for temp-sensitive things like glue-ups etc.
Here are the products I’m talking about:
Lacquer, lacquer thinner, shellac, denatured alcohol, naphtha, mineral spirits, mineral oil, wood stains, polyurethane, paste wax, boiled linseed oil, tung oil, teak oil, danish oil.
Most of the cans don’t mention cold weather being a problem, but I just wanted to check. I live in Chicago. It’s been mild so far this winter (above freezing), but it’ll likely get down to the single digits over the next couple of months.
Thanks in advance,