Sealers - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 02-05-2007, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
C&D Woodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 86
View C&D Woodcraft's Photo Album My Photos
Sealers

Give me the low down on sealers. Finishing is my weak suit, though Rob has been giving me some good tips over the last year.

When should sealers be used? Does it differ based on wood species? How about when you're using poly versus a lacquer finish. I've got lots to learn here, so I wanted to get your input.

Thanks!
C&D Woodcraft is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-05-2007, 08:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 1,544
View Big Dave's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Big Dave
If I'm using a laquer finish then I will use a laquer sealer. This seals the wood, of course, raises the grain and allows you to sand it and get a smooth finish before you apply your laquer.

I also use Sealcoat by Zinnser for those bar tops before I apply the epoxy finish. It seals the wood and allows me to sand it and make it smooth. The main reason I use it instead of the laquer sealer is cost. I've got a can of Zinnser that will probably last me the rest of this year and most of next. You can also apply it with a brush and not have to drag out the spray equipment.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-05-2007, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
C&D Woodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 86
View C&D Woodcraft's Photo Album My Photos
Dave,
Thanks. Do you use sealer on both cabinets and furniture? And do you use it on all species?

Thanks again.
C&D Woodcraft is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 02-05-2007, 10:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 1,544
View Big Dave's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Big Dave
Yes, I use it on everything. I'm not big on tongue oil finishes or anything like that. Laquer is about the only thing I use. Maybe somebody else who uses different finishes other than laquer will chime in.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 05:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 27
View eastend's Photo Album My Photos
the beauty of SealCoat ( which is a de-waxed shellac) is that it can serve as a sealer under just about topcoat. I've used it under lacquer, varnish, pre-cat, conversion varnish, 2K poly and so forth. Since it's shellac, it also serves as a barrier coat to minimize bleed through and fish eye.
Only thing I wouldn't use it with would be a Tung Oil finish, since the oil finish is supposed to penetrate the wood, and not really sit on the surface much.
eastend is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 06:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 1,544
View Big Dave's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Big Dave
Good point Eastend. Sealcoat is big in the floor finishing industry. Mainly because if you go to add another coat of finish to a floor and you don't know what they used then you clean the finish, scuff it and apply a coat of sealcoat. YOu can then apply any finish over it you want.

Sealcoat is designed to stick to anything and anything will stick to it.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
C&D Woodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 86
View C&D Woodcraft's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks for the input guys.
Curious, what's going to happen the stuff I've finished without a sealer?
C&D Woodcraft is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 1,544
View Big Dave's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Big Dave
I don't think you will have a problem. Your finish feel won't be as smooth though.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
www.bigdaveswoodworks.com
Big Dave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome