Bloxygen Paint Product Preserver
$27.20 + GST
Bloxygen Paint Product Preserver
WHAT IS THE NAME FOR?
Bloxygen stands for “Blocks Oxygen.” Pronounced BLOCKS-A-JEN, this product uses heavy, inert argon to shield leftover paint products so they won’t gel or skin over.
WHY WOULD WE NEED THAT?
You will actually be saving money by using Bloxygen. You will preserve our environment and resources by using all of your paint product, not just the first half. You will save time when you start a painting job because you won’t have to clean the skin off of your product.
This product is based on proven technology. Inert gas preservation has been used in the wine, coffee, and food industries for over a decade. Bloxygen has been accepted by our industry’s finest as simple, smart and clean.
WHAT’S THE REAL PROBLEM?
No matter how tight the lid is, our expensive oil products always skin over, gel or harden when stored.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Simply, we need to prevent any oxygen from reacting with the product. By using a protective blanket of inert gas to purge the container, you can store your finish safely and use ALL of it, not just the first half.
WHY DO THEY SKIN OVER? IS THIS BAD?
Oil-based products dry & thicken the product, eventually forming a skin over the top. This skin is wasteful, time consuming & messy to remove. Sometimes, hardened particles can clog spray guns, ruin the final finish or even destroy the remaining product.
HOW CAN WE GET RID OF THE PROBLEM?
Bloxygen uses ultra pure & powerful Argon to drive the oxygen out of your container. Simply blow the oxygen out of your container with Bloxygen & then seal the lid. The heavy, inert Bloxygen gases sink down to block oxygen from the liquid surface. Because Bloxygen is heavier than air, it will separate the liquid surface from any air that may remain in the container.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLOXYGEN ?
- Use all of your finish, not just the first half
- Eliminate spray gun clogs & jams
- Reduce your hazardous waste / product loss
- Avoid paying a premium for small volumes of product
- Improve the quality of the final application
- Prevent changes in product chemistry during storage
- Save time by making finishing easier/storage quicker
- Store your leftovers safely, in their original, labelled containers
HOW WILL BLOXYGEN SAVE US MONEY?
Each can will provide 150 seconds of gas. That’s enough gas for 75 uses in litres. Given that premium varnish can cost $60 or more, saving just one half of one litre will pay for your Bloxygen. Each additional 74 uses are “FREE”.
WHAT CAN WE USE IT ON?
Oil-based paint, varnish, polyurethane, catalysts, epoxy resins, photo chemicals, marine coatings, chemicals, sign paints, chemical compounds, auto-body chemicals, tung oil, wood fillers, urethanes, gun powder, some glue, refinishing chemicals & dyes.
Anything that “spoils” by reacting with oxygen or moisture will do better in a dry, oxygen free environment. Water-based finishes including latex & solvent-release finishes like lacquer will not benefit from Bloxygen since they don’t cure with oxygen.
HOW DO YOU USE BLOXYGEN ?
First, secure the extension tube into spray tip with twist motion
ALWAYS wear safety glasses
Hold container lid / top closely above opening of the container to capture the gas blanket
Spray inside for 2 full seconds (1 litre size or less)
Spray inside for 4 full seconds (4 litre size or more)
Replace lid on container immediately and capture the gas blanket.
The gases now settle on the surface to prevent further loss through drying & hardening
Each can of Bloxygen provides over 150 seconds of protective gas