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Danish oil, should it have a use by date?

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pe2dave

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"Old" can of Rustins Danish oil. Opened it, oil had separated from wax?
Quite unusable.
No mention of aging on tin.
 

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You might recover it with a splash of white spirit, a warm place for a few days and a good shake. I had a tin 1 year old which went waxy, kept in garage which gets cold in winter. I have another tin now kept indoors which is fine after a similar time.
 

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Just bought some no Nonsense Danish oil today from Screwfix and it has a best before date on the bottom of December this year. Surprisingly short life span.
 

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I always find it goes solid in the bottle. Someone told me I should decant it into a smaller container and fill it right to the very top so there is no air, but found that also went solid in storage so now just buy an approximate amount and bin whatever is left.
 

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Warm it up with the tin in boiling water and shake/mix violently.
 

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Old putty can be revived too - a minute or less in the micro wave.
 

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Never had this problem with Liberon but I do jave a warm workshop.

Jim
 
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