Here is a short video showing how I prep the new tub of linseed oil putty prior to use. I do this because the oil within the putty settle to the bottom of the tub of putty. Making the bottom layer of putty to sticky to use. So I remove all the contents of a new tub of putty and hand mix with gloves on to a even consistency. At this point it is ready to use and is a perfect consistency. You can split up the putty at this point and put in plastic bags. If you are going to use all the putty within a month just put back in original container and put plastic sheet over top then close lid.