Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

OT - Alkyd paint shelf life


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Hendrik
Long Time User


Joined: 17 Feb 2000
Posts: 797
Location: Ede, The Netherlands

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: OT - Alkyd paint shelf life Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use alkyd paint (one component) on my wooden doors, window frames, etc. (house exterior). I have some paint that is three years old, in a well closed metal container. Needs only a few percent of thinner and thorough stirring to make it perfectly brushable.
What I find is that it dries/cures VERY slowly. (Where fresh paint takes a day to dry, the old stuff takes three to four days.)
Should I be less frugal and discard the old paint OR can I use it as is?
Thanks for any and all comments. Hendrik
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Stephen Newell
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 1870


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Alkyd paint shelf life Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have paint that is 15-20 years old I still use. I sometimes add linseed oil to it to rejuvenate it especially if I have to break a 1/2" thick layer of dried paint skimmed over the top. More than likely the problem you are experiencing with the paint drying is from thinning it. Paint thinner alone will make an alkyd dry slower.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Paint and Bodywork All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters