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What to do with the excess

So.....I mixed up some BLO and mineral spirits 2:1 to finish a project i'm working on at the moment.....but I mixed a bit more than I needed......What do I do with the rest? Can it go in with my motor oil?? Dispose it with my left over lacquer thinner? dump it back in with the non thinned BLO?
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So.....I mixed up some BLO and mineral spirits 2:1 to finish a project i'm working on at the moment.....but I mixed a bit more than I needed......What do I do with the rest? Can it go in with my motor oil?? Dispose it with my left over lacquer thinner? dump it back in with the non thinned BLO?
How much is left? You could put it in a mason jar and close it up.

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oh half a cup or so........then i'd have to go buy a mason jar.....
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oh half a cup or so........then i'd have to go buy a mason jar.....
Doesn't sound like its worth it than. you could make something else and apply it to that.
I usually don't have left over finishes laying around. Mason jars are cheap.

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Dominick has the right idea. BLO + MS will stay good for a long time. If you don't want to buy some mason jars (they are really cheap - about $10 for a dozen with lids) then use an old pickle, mayo, jelly or whatever type of jar you've emptied from the kitchen.

If you really want to dispose of it, I'd just put it with the motor oil. Don't put it back with the un-thinned BLO, any dust or other contaminants (in addition to the MS) will then contaminate your whole container of BLO.

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If you are going to do finishing work you should save all the jars with lids you use. I have all kinds of paint, stain and finishes saved in miracle whip jars, pickle jars, butter tubs and coffee cans. The glass jars with screw on lids work the best.
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