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Tip on using marbles to keep a partially-full can of finish fresh.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 8

Tip on displacing air from partially full cans of paint, glue or finish before sealing them up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 22

Flammables cabinet. Storage unit made from thick plywood is designed to hold flammable paints and solvents and reduce the chance of fire.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 124

Tip on using plastic wrap (Saran Wrap) to keep air from getting into opened cans of paint.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1998 (v.21#4) pg. 11

Tip on reducing paint skinning inside a paint can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 43

Tip shows simple storage rack for aerosol cans that make color obvious.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 11

Tip to prevent a skin from forming on partly-full cans of oil-based paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 81

Tip on using plastic, wide-mouth liquid laundry detergent containers to store leftover paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 80

Tip on using Teflon pipe thread tape to keep lids from sticking to glass jars filled with paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 68

Tip on storing latex paint in plastic milk jugs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 28

Tip on using a foam cooler and 4-watt light bulb to keep paint, glue, etc. from freezing in an unheated shop.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 26

Tip on keeping paint from skinning by covering the surface with a piece of good-quality paper.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 10

Tip on storing leftover finishing material in a clean wine bottle and exhausting the air using a "wine saver".
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 10

Tip on storing leftover varnish or tung oil in glass beer or wine bottles that are vacuum-sealed using a rubber stopper and hand pump.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 16

Tip on using clear-plastic food containers with screw tops to store latex paint.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 8

Tip on using an old refrigerator case and a light bulb to store paints and stains in an unheated workshop.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 32

Tip on storing paint in plastic bags.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.20#6) pg. 16

Tip on sealing paint and varnish cans with melted wax.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 8

Tip suggests using Private Preserve (a gas spray for winemakers) to protect liquid paints and finishes from chemical reaction, decay or solidification between uses.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Prevent finishes and paints from skinning over in the can by displacing the air with carbon dioxide gas that you make yourself from a simple chemical reaction.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 28

Tip on storing varnish in a plastic squeeze bottle.
WOODSMITH #114 Dec 1997 (v.19) pg. 4

Tip suggests using empty bladders from a wine box for storing wood finish.
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 76

Tip on getting the best seal on paint can lids by always returning the lid to the same orientation on the can.
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 10