Congealed Varnish - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 10-24-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Congealed Varnish

Help! I have purchased 2 Interlux Goldspar Satin cans of varnish. I have used this before and did not have a problem, so what am I doing wrong.
I open it, pour a little into a separate cup for used, immediately close the can. By the 3rd day it is clearly thick and by the 4-5th it is completely congealed ( like soft jello). Is this stuff inferior or is it me????? This is getting expensive.
Neicy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 10-24-2010
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
My Helmsman will do that if i don't get the lid on perfectly...You have to wipe the lids groove perfectly clean...Is not so much congealed but will crust over with a hardened film...the varnish underneath it though is perfectly fine.

Your description sounds different and i would call the manufacture....Is it REALLY Humid where you are at?

"Go Simple...Go Large"

Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 10-24-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
No it is not humid and I am working inside. Just not sure what it is. I feel the lid is on as I hammered it. I used this stuff 5 years ago on my galley workwork and had no problem. Also I am not working at the boat, but in my home. It is the companion steps and I just brought them home.
Also a couple of years ago when I used Captains varnish for the outside teak, I opened and closed it for a month with no problem. I think I will contact Interlux about this problem. Thanks!
Neicy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 10-24-2010
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
I could have gotten frozen in the distribution line somewhere..Freezing is usually death to glues, paints and varnishes.

I use PVC cement by the gallons...if I leave a quart out even in a light frost is will separate. and be useless....if that same can is under cover during that light frost it is fine....having the can unopened and brand new makes a difference as well...that's way i asked about the humidity...it seems the volume of air in the can has something to do with it going bad in the frost condition I mentioned as well.

"Go Simple...Go Large"

Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.

Last edited by Stillraining; 10-24-2010 at 11:31 AM.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 10-24-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
I have emailed Interlux and will see what they say. I am not an expert, but know it should not turn to jelly in one week whether the lid is 100% air tight or not.
Neicy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too hot to varnish or much anything else.. CharlieCobra Gear & Maintenance 0 07-30-2009 10:38 PM
How Do You Get Varnish Off lofty22810 Gear & Maintenance 6 12-13-2008 12:51 AM
Varnish? Ronbye Gear & Maintenance 34 07-15-2006 12:41 AM
Varnish RichardElliott Gear & Maintenance 1 01-13-2005 02:42 PM
varnish mikehoyt Gear & Maintenance 0 06-03-2004 06:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome