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Old 10-10-2016, 14:21   #1
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How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

A friend needs to put aside the paint (Interlux) for a month while doing another project. Any ideas on how to do so without it drying? Saran won't work....

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Old 10-10-2016, 14:32   #2
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

One part or two? Unmixed two part should keep a long time. If the activator has been mixed, you're screwed. Throw it away.
One part paint will keep fairly well if there's no head space in the can. An old timer trick is to take up the space with clean gravel, marbles, or anything else inert. A more modern method is to fill the space with CO2 if you have a source of it (not a fire extinguisher!) Just exhaling into the can will display some O2 and replace with CO2, but there's still a lot of O2 in your breath.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

I would add that it is important to open the can so as to damage it as little as possible so that it remains airtight, and then a good thing to do while storing it is to invert it, with the lid on the bottom. That way there will not be any way that the solvent can evaporate.


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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

Pour paint into plastic bottle with bearings or marbles. Shake to agitate. Pour when you need it.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

I've seen this advertised in the back of Wooden Boat Mag...

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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

For one part paint a splash of the appropriate thinner on top usually will help it from skinning over in my experience.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

depends on the paint, but I purge the can with nitrogen.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

What about a circle of plastic (saran wrap, etc.) placed carefully on the surface of the paint?
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

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Pour paint into plastic bottle with bearings or marbles. Shake to agitate. Pour when you need it.
+1 for this method. Make sure it's a clorox bottle washed and DRY.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

It's one part. I'm just going to pass all these along and let him choose.

Once again, I can always get answers here. Thanks.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

Invert can, place in a cool place.

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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

ditto marbles. Have had good luck with original cans adding marbles, works with varnish also.
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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

Or just scrape off the skin when ready to use. We did that with half a pint of brightsides I kept around for touch up and couldn't see where it had any negative effects...of course it might be different if painting a large area. This was just for covering up minor dings and scratches.


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Re: How Do You Store Half a Can of Topside Paint?

Blow up a balloon to fit the air space. Works in the weeks time frame.
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why not pour it into a smaller container?
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