Bloxygen

Blocks Oxygen

Argon gas is a better, non-toxic approach to leftover paint storage. Bloxygen harnesses argon gas in a spray can so you can keep oil-based paints, varnishes, and stains from curing—or yellowing—over time. Exposure to air is what causes these finishes to break down, which is where Bloxygen comes in. Spray it inside an open can and the argon gas lays atop the liquid, creating a barrier against air in the can. (Argon is heavier than oxygen.) The gas is inert so it won’t react with other chemicals and it’s non-flammable, too. Maker Steve Zawalick researched, tinkered, and even checked in with a NASA-funded makers program when creating Bloxygen. Steve is a woodworker and nuclear engineer, so he was well-suited to tackle this scientific approach to preserving finishes.

Bloxygen

Paint & Finish Preserver

Blocks Oxygen

Argon gas is a better, non-toxic approach to leftover paint storage. Bloxygen harnesses argon gas in a spray can so you can keep oil-based paints, varnishes, and stains from curing—or yellowing—over time. Exposure to air is what causes these finishes to break down, which is where Bloxygen comes in. Spray it inside an open can and the argon gas lays atop the liquid, creating a barrier against air in the can. (Argon is heavier than oxygen.) The gas is inert so it won’t react with other chemicals and it’s non-flammable, too. Maker Steve Zawalick researched, tinkered, and even checked in with a NASA-funded makers program when creating Bloxygen. Steve is a woodworker and nuclear engineer, so he was well-suited to tackle this scientific approach to preserving finishes.
Bloxygen
Independent Maker
Made in the USA

Quick Questions

How do I know when the can is empty?

You can hear and feel the Bloxygen gas exiting the can. When you can’t hear or feel it, it’s empty.

Does it work for latex paint?

Latex paint dries by losing moisture so it won’t benefit from Bloxygen. Bloxygen may help prevent mold or fungus that could contaminate latex paint. However, it is recommended for and is most beneficial when used with oil-based finishes. Bloxygen will not help with problems in water-based finishes or lacquer as these products don't cure via oxygen absorption.

How do I know if I sprayed enough to be effective?

It is recommended to spray for two seconds for quarts and four seconds for gallons assuming that they are half full. Adjust the timing depending on how much finish is left. If you don't fill the entire empty space with argon gas, there will still be a barrier between the oxygen and finish.

Learn more about the product

Paint & Finish Preservation Spray see details

Bloxygen

Paint & Finish Preserver

Blocks Oxygen

Argon gas is a better, non-toxic approach to leftover paint storage. Bloxygen harnesses argon gas in a spray can so you can keep oil-based paints, varnishes, and stains from curing—or yellowing—over time.

Exposure to air is what causes these finishes to break down, which is where Bloxygen comes in. Spray it inside an open can
and the argon gas lays atop the liquid, creating a barrier against air in the can. (Argon is heavier than oxygen.) The gas is inert so it won’t react with other chemicals and it’s non-flammable, too.

Maker Steve Zawalick researched, tinkered, and even checked in with a NASA-funded makers program when creating Bloxygen. Steve is a woodworker and nuclear engineer, so he was well-suited to tackle this scientific approach to preserving finishes.
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Quick Questions

How do I know when the can is empty?

You can hear and feel the Bloxygen gas exiting the can. When you can’t hear or feel it, it’s empty.

Does it work for latex paint?

Latex paint dries by losing moisture so it won’t benefit from Bloxygen. Bloxygen may help prevent mold or fungus that could contaminate latex paint. However, it is recommended for and is most beneficial when used with oil-based finishes. Bloxygen will not help with problems in water-based finishes or lacquer as these products don't cure via oxygen absorption.

How do I know if I sprayed enough to be effective?

It is recommended to spray for two seconds for quarts and four seconds for gallons assuming that they are half full. Adjust the timing depending on how much finish is left. If you don't fill the entire empty space with argon gas, there will still be a barrier between the oxygen and finish.

Learn more about the product

Paint & Finish Preservation Spray see details