The absolutely easiest is to fill the can with an inert gass, like Bloxygen.
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Or transfer the remainder into smaller quart cans filled to the top.
Or what I do, as my cans don't sit long before being used, turn the can
upside down so that the unexposed portion at the lid end when you store
it. The other end will begins to set but you don't have to work your
way through the thick gunk.
I use the bladders from boxed wine. My BIL provided me with 20 boxes.
They definetly work well. I have been using them for years for shellac,
poly, spar varnish , latex paints, oil based paints.
All have done nicely, contrary to what some of you say about the bags
not being air proof . The nice thing is no rust from the can, and no
issues with dried finish.
They mention to squeeze out the air and then put on the lid.
I think there would be some air still in the tube that makes is almost
perfect. If full of argon or such then no problem.
I don't know why not. It might be more difficult to stuff in the hole...
On 9/28/2015 12:18 PM, Leon wrote:
It is a bigger boat. It's a 28' Carver Santa Cruz. We just made a trip
to Portland, Or to try out the new triple axle trailer. It wasn't quite
right. Had to bring it home and move the outside bunks and raise them.
Will be going back up in a week to bring it home. Then the fun really
starts.Lots of projects to do on it. Has a fair amount of teak trim on
P.S. There is no money savings on a BOAT (break out another thousand)
Standard tool when doing varnish work on a small/medium power
boat is a propane torch along with those paint brushes.
Shoot unlit propane down into can to drive out any air in top of can'
then seal can with can top.
Then turn can up side down trapping the propane in the bottom of
A couple of tips. A 28 ft power boat doesn't have any spars
so you don't have any need for spar varnish, rather straight
poly/varnish is what you need.
You'll be ahead of the game buying 750 ml cans of finish rather
than trying to use a work around to try to take advantage of a
larger package size.
Epifanes has what you need.
West Marine should have it.
Have fun and welcome aboard.
I actually liked the old Behr Spar varnish (before Home Depot got a
hold of them) I used it on the swim platform of our 28' sailboat plus
all the other wood that was on it. Held up really well. I'm now looking
at Total Boat's Lust. Seems to have pretty good reviews.I have to mail
order things since I don't have ready access to a West Marine except in
Portland a 7 hour drive. Jim
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