View Full Version : Freemulsion endgrain sealer

15th May 2011, 09:40 PM
I have an unused 20 litre container of Freemulsion endgrain sealer (also called cerawax or similar), which I purchased about 1994 and had not used.( I'll use it maņana)<!-- google_ad_section_end --> When I opened it recently, I found it had lost it's liquid consistency and was more like a bucket of copha or butter. Would any of you knowledgable Forumites be able to help me with what I need to thin it with to make it able to be brushed on. Water or turps maybe? Any suggestions.
Mick (http://www.woodworkforums.com/members/34145-manana/) C.

Toymaker Len
16th May 2011, 12:38 AM
Is it like that all the way through ? It could be that it has just settled or changed because of temperature change. I'd give it a try with a paint mixer in a big drill and see if you can stir it up and re-liquify it. If it is anything like the stuff I use it is a wax and water emulsion so it might take more water but you would have to be able to blend it somehow.

joe greiner
16th May 2011, 06:21 AM
Emulsions are, by definition, mixtures of liquids that don't like each other very much. Vigorous shaking and/or stirring persuades them to temporarily cooperate. Mayonnaise and ketchup behave the same way.

Shake it for a while, and it will become liquid again. I do that with my AnchorSeal (a similar product).

I'd save dilution with water (not turps) as a last resort.

Google [thixotropic] for more info.

After you've made it liquid, decant some of it into smaller jugs. Shake them too, to bring them back to life when needed.


16th May 2011, 10:27 AM
Thanks for your replies fellers
Mick C.