Tuesday, October 29, 2013

145: Vacuum sealed bottles

I'm pleased to report that the experiment to vacuum seal Gamblin mediums proved successful. At least partially so. I used the Vacu Vin Wine Saver to easily seal the 16 ounce Gamblin bottle and it worked perfectly. However the stopper is too small for the 32 ounce bottle and too big for the 8 ounce bottle. So I'm still using rubber stoppers for those sizes.

This model of vacuum stopper makes a small click when a vacuum is achieved and I was surprised how much pumping I did to extract the air. But once you know how long it takes (just a few seconds, really) it's a snap to seal. I recommend getting the model with the extra stoppers (see link below).

Thanks to fellow painters Dave Casey and Robert P. Britton, Jr. for this terrific idea! I'm sure it will save hundreds of dollars of medium over the years.

Brad Teare October 2013

19 comments:

  1. That has to really contribute towards saving medium, Brad. With a vacuum removing the air (and oxygen), I would think it'd absolutely slow the polymerization process if not stop it all together.

    Over the long term, it'll be interesting to see how the stopper itself lasts. Does it gum up and crystalize, making it more difficult to seal or to remove? Or, as a consequence of a vacuum, does that not happen?

    Really good of you to try this out. Hope it works and proves a lasting solution.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the idea! The rubber stoppers were a good idea but this is even better. I think the rubber on this vacuum seal looks pretty good. It expands with pressure so I think it should work even if there is a build of of medium residue. Very cool!

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  3. So what's the verdict, Brad? Did this method of using wine vaccuum sealing pumps help keep the Galkyd from drying out over time?

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    1. The vacuum seals worked great! Additionally I now use the Vacu Vin coffee and nuts vacuum seal containers to store my bags of paint (that I store in sacks of seran wrap sealed with rubber bands). It is an additional way to keep the paint usable indefinitely. You had a brilliant idea! Thanks for passing it along.

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  4. Got a new toy (a food saver vacuum unit) and been looking to use it any chance i get, that will wear out soon enough im sure. I store most of my ammo in ammo tins and all is inside my house and AC is on so i dont really have to worry about humity. But started thinking about hurricane season is here or a broken water pipe or something like that and was wondering if it would be worth it to seal it up. Ive bought some ammo bulk over the past 2 years and know i wont shoot it all up anytime soon.
    So it came to mind maybe using my new toy to seal up some ammo, has anyone ever used one of these for this purpose?
    Does anyone have a reason why i shouldn’t do it, something i haven’t thought of??

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  5. Okay, you've convinced me to get a Best Vacuum Sealer All I needed was the little push - been wanting one for a couple years and now I can justify it. And for the little plastic containers that can't be recycled. Drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and use them for seedling transplants for the garden.
    I don't have a FoodSaver, but it looks like I should get one!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying the tips. I have since started using the jar vacuum sealers to store my sacks of paint. Works great.

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  9. That needs to extremely contribute towards saving medium, Brad. With a vacuum removing the air (and oxygen), i might suppose it'd completely slow the polymerization |chemical action} process if not stop it all at once.

    Over the long run, it will be attention-grabbing to ascertain however the stopper itself lasts. will it clog and crystallize, creating it harder to seal or to remove? Or, as a consequence of a vacuum, will that not happen?

    Really good of you to do this out. Hope it works and proves a long-lasting answer.

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  11. Sweet! I am glad I could help! Also, you are probably aware that you can re-use the canning lids over and over if they are used for vacuum sealing,

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