Bloxygen Finish Preserver displaces oxygen and moisture to protect and preserve leftover paints and varnishes. It provides a protective blanket of heavy gas to prevent wasteful skinning over or thickening in the container. Use Bloxygen to extend the shelf life of leftover fine finishes, oil-based paints, oil-based stains, varnishes, paste wood fillers, polyurethanes, resins and glues.
Bloxygen uses ultra pure Argon, a heavier-than-air inert gas to block oxygen from liquid surfaces. Simply insert the straw into the cracked lid, blow a short burst, then seal the container immediately. Oxygen and moisture are displaced in the open spaces by the heavy gas.
A single can will work about 75 times in quarts (2-second shot) or about 35 times in gallons (4-second shot), so less than 15 cents will save a $20 - $50 product.
Over 60 million partially used gallons of paint are wasted in the US every year. Bloxygen preserves your leftover coatings, saves money, and helps ensure your product is ready to use the next time you need it. This revolutionary finish preserver has found a wide range of uses, including: oil-based paint, varnish, polyurethanes, catalysts, tung oil, wood fillers, urethanes, stains, printing chemicals, sign paints, fuel additives, autobody chemicals, coffee, polyurethane glues, epoxy resin, wine hops, and cooking oils.
NOTES: Always wear proper eye protection when using Bloxygen. This product is effective only on oxygen-cure finishes, and will not preserve water-based finishes or lacquers. When using this product, it's recommended you spray enough argon gas into the container to fill the remaining head space twice. This means less gas is needed if the container is more full, and more gas is needed if the container is less full or nearly empty.
May 29, 2016
I bought a can of this, and after applying a single 2 second squirt per directions into the quart size can of varnish I had used, I then put the varnish and Bloxygen away for 3 months. When I reopened the varnish, it was pristine and I was pretty happy to not have any skim over. However, when I went to reuse the same Bloxygen, I found the can empty. Thinking this was a fluke, I bought another can of it; regret I had the same response after another 3 month period. Unless you are going to use the entire Bloxygen can right away, you can expect the contents to leak out in short order so I don't think this is cost effective; maybe if they made smaller can sizes. Better choice is Bloxygen improves their push button valve
June 26, 2014
This stuff actually works. I guess the Argon is heavier than the oxygen and forces it out of the can. When you come back, even after years, my varnish is as fresh as the day I left it.