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Mixing linseed and mineral spirits

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Once mixed in a 60/40 mixture can it be saved in a covered jar to be used again or is it gonna set up and harden?
post #2 of 16
i keep mine in a large pickle jar
been using it that way years now no problem at all!!
post #3 of 16
I wish this stuff was never brought up.

STORE IT OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE. IT IS HIGHLY COMBUSTABLE AS ARE RAGS ETC.

Enjoy
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have mine outside in my shed,just didn't know if you could keep it very long after it is mixed.Thanks for the help.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by PNG View Post
I wish this stuff was never brought up.

STORE IT OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE. IT IS HIGHLY COMBUSTABLE AS ARE RAGS ETC.

Enjoy


Combustible inside a sealed jar?
post #6 of 16
Add some spar varnish, about 30 percent and it will seal better. A closed system will not dry out but it can separate over time. I simply shake my sealer every week or so when not in use.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Somethingsfishy View Post
Add some spar varnish, about 30 percent and it will seal better. A closed system will not dry out but it can separate over time. I simply shake my sealer every week or so when not in use.



Very true, without oxygen it won't heat up or harden. The rags or brushes you use to apply it are the danger: lots of surface area exposed to oxygen. Keep your sealer sealed and you'll be fine. For your used rags, either spread them out flat on a non-combustible surface until they dry or put them in a sealed bucket of water. I've had rags that I used early in the day be too hot to pick up at clean up time. Scary
post #8 of 16
I know a painter who burned down a multi million $ home by leaving oil based stain dampened rags (boiled linseed oil!) in a pile on the deck of the home.

Rags with BLO/MS must be draped where they get plenty of oxygen so the volitiles can evaporate out.

Try Helmsman spar urethane by Minwax. Cut it with some MS. Much safer and dries much much faster.

J
post #9 of 16
Do you need to sand[ more than with BLO] before priming?
Faster would be a big advantage
post #10 of 16
Listen to PNG please. A house right near mine burned completely to the ground about a week ago. Guess what the source of ignition was? Rags soaked in linseed oil...
post #11 of 16
Txs BC167...


Try and find out if insurance is gonna cover them.

Maybe Capesams will pipe up
post #12 of 16
use a metal paint can you can get them anywhere they sell paint as far as rags go don't use them I use paper towels then soak them in a bucket of water and throw them away wet hav'nt burned yet
post #13 of 16
Blow is only good for the inside of wooden gutters to keep them from rotting out....now insurance co's only want to know if the fire was "set" or accidental. The state fire marshall will decide that after their investagation.
post #14 of 16
I thought that painters used it to thin out oil base cause it makes it brush on easier ? dunno lotsa gutters are metal now
post #15 of 16
penetrol made by flood is what painters use to add to paint to make it flow on better..they make it for oil and or laytex....it doesn't break down the paints like thinners do.
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