|Forum topic by wncguy||posted 05-22-2014 05:00 PM||1122 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-22-2014 05:00 PM
I’ve been using Arm R Seal as the finish on my boxes for over a year, probably because of comments by Charles Neil. Anyway, I really like it but found I had a problem after using some that I had a skim covering over the liquid after re-opening the can. Now granted I was probably doing everything wrong – using from the can, dumping left over back in can, etc.
I’d seen posts about the impact of oxygen & different methods of keeping head space down. There is a spray marketed to put into the can before re-sealing, but it was really pricey. I then saw at least one post about using the “air cans” (guess originally for blowing off electronics) that is suppose to have the same inert gas as the stuff sold in woodworking stores.
So I went to Wal-Mart & picked up a 2-pack of 12 oz. Ultra Duster” cans for about $10. I’ve been using it for a while (going through about 1/2 can) of Arm R Seal & have had no problems with the finish at all (also dispensing out what I thought I’d need & making sure not to put left over finish back in the can).
Just wanted to pass my experience along in case anyone else wants to try it.
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