Posted by Charlie Jones on Jul 11, 2005

The skin is cured varnish, just like it cures on the surface you apply it onto.

I obtained some 1/2 pint cans and put varnish into those for long term storage. and for carrying aboard the boats. Keeps the air away so the varnish lasts longer.

You may find that you need to thin the remaining varnish, but other than that if it's still flowing fairly easily it'll be good to use.

I also ( oh horrors, the dangers) fill the top of varnish cans with a shot from a propane torch before I seal it, to get rid of the oxygen in the can.

In Response to: leftover varnish by jeffrey wong on Jul 11, 2005