When working with wood finishing products, you can help prevent accidents by following these simple steps. Multiple open lids can easily lead to spills, which can be very messy. So, as you work on your project, make sure to put the lids back on when you are not using your Minwax finishing product. But before hammering down the lid, put a rag on top of the can to prevent splatter.
You can also save money by cleaning your brushes, rather than replacing them. Water based finishes can be cleaned with just soap and water. It helps to clean them right away since water-based products can dry quickly. For oil-based products, you need to use mineral spirits or paint thinner. Just let the brushes soak and then wipe clean with a rag.
Cleaning rags will have to be disposed of properly. Check your local regulations for proper disposal. An empty can filled half way with water can be used to store old rags, brushes, etc. The water will help prevent fumes, and then you can seal it shut.
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Safety Tips for Working with Wood Finishing Products