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How do I preserve a cardboard box so that it will last as a storage container for the tool that came in it? Answered

The box interior has a shaped cutout (also cardboard) to hold the tool in place so the blade is protected. The box is non-corrugated cylinder board.  I need to preserve both the interior and exterior


You could carefully and thoroughly wrap it in clear 2" wide packing tape.


 I think I would duct tape it up real quick... just a suggestion...

Clear (or patterned if you aren't bothered) contact paper.  It'll give some structural integrity and help protect the cardboard.

8 years ago

Give it 4 or 5 light coats of clear urethane spray paint, inside and out.  It will darken the bare cardboard but I've preserved several boxes that way.