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Old 07-15-2007, 08:35 AM  
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Just curious...does mud really have a "shelf life"? I've got a 3+ year old 5 gallon tub, 3/4 full, stored in the basement. Is it still good? Thanks

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Old 07-15-2007, 10:32 AM  
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If there is a little bit of water on it it should be okay if it was kept cool but I would not use it myself for any finished coats.

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I always keep a piece of saran wrap over the surface of mine, and keep the sides scaped down so they don't get hard...
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Mud has a shelf life of 9 months. After that, it will spoil and mold. Hence the bad smell when opened.
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