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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hello, I'm refinishing a guitar, and trying water based lacquer for the first time. I'm hoping in time the lacquer will wear through, showing the current poly finish. I've read on this site about using a dewaxed barrier coat (Bullseye Sealcoat) etc before spraying nitro. Does the same still...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All - Hoping someone can guide me here. I have been reading forums for the past few days and am beyond confused on what kind of finish to use on my my wood project - I think it's Cedar, but it's not the Eastern Red Cedar, Picture below. I'm making a table/bar and I never realized how many...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I purchased a couple of craft boxes that continue to smell like lacquer after putting them outside for 1 day (took the drawers out too). I've had them for two weeks and they still are quite strong. The smell is killing me. :/ I saw that someone else asked this question in 2012 and...
  4. Wood Finishing
    What's the best thing to finish old cypress with? I've used poly/spar urethane, don't like plasticity look. Trying lacquer now which I thought looke awesome how ever, table top is developing like light spot underneath finish that, almost look like lil dry, I don't know how to describe them...
  5. Wood Finishing
    Hello. I am trying to finish a frame which I stripped, stained with Miniwax Water-Based Express Colour Stain, then coated with Miniwax Clear Gloss Polycrylic. The first coat looked decent but I tried to touch it up anyway and made it worse. So I sanded it down and tried a coat of Miniwax Clear...
  6. Wood Finishing
    My project is a turquoise-covered longhorn skull. I want to paint the skull black (I'm thinking rustoleum black spray, it seems easy enough) and then lacquer it so it will be shiny--I need advice on what the best lacquer would be. I'm looking for a lacquer that is clear and will not discolor...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Hi Guys, So I've been working on a sprayed lacquer project for a few weeks now. I'm on the finish and, I'm working through some issues. I've done a ton of research and I have a good handle on just about every aspect of the system except I don't FULLY understand how to calculate my required...
  8. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I've assembled a few drum sets now over the past 3-4 years, and I'm on a new one. This time, I'm doing a pretty detailed paint job over the shells and would like to put a protective clear coat over it. Most of the time, I have sprayed clear gloss lacquer over the shells when doing a...
  9. Wood Finishing
    Hi all. This is my first time on a forum like this and I am relieved to have found it. I am having a lot of trouble getting a smooth finish on a dining table top. I've been spraying an M.L. Campbell pre-catalyzed lacquer through a relatively new Earlex HV7000 hvlp turbine spray system. I have...
  10. Wood Finishing
    I want to try using the Deft brushing lacquer. I'd like to use it as a top coat over oil based stain. Are they compatible? Can I do that? I e-mailed their tech support and didn't get a response which is why I'm posting here. Thanks in advance.
  11. Wood Finishing
    So, that may seem like a stupid question, but the reason I ask is this: I have built some cabinets, and they are mostly finished (they went on hold for nearly a year while I worked and also gutted a bathroom). I have a few coats of nitrocellulose lacquer (mohawk brand) on the cabinets, but...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    My kitchen cabinets are white lacquer. I just had some trim added and they painted the wood with water base wall paint. Does not have the texture or look of the cabinets. I'm guessing I have to sand down the trim to smooth it and can than repaint with lacquer. Am I correct? Any ideas as to...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi Folks, I'm new to this forum - so please excuse my lack of technical expertise. I have been in the office furniture industry for 20 years, and I fine myself at the receiving end of some amazing explanations for tables that are damaged. I have one today, that I just can't swallow - and...
  14. Wood Finishing
    I've been having a lot of trouble with finishing, so any suggestions are welcome. The project is a pair of speakers covered with walnut burl veneer. Basically MDF boxes, no curves. I really want a totally smooth piano finish that highlights the grain. Minwax brushed satin lacquer appeared...
  15. Wood Finishing
    I've recently finished a dining room table. The top has a design that has the grain going in different directions. I'm trying to hand rub the top to a sheet a little more than satin. My hand rubbing the finish has created two problems: (1) the scratch marks show even after polishing and (2) I'm...
  16. Wood Finishing
    Hi, any help would be so greatly appreciated. i feel like i am in the dark here and want to make sure i am not getting ripped off by my contractor. so i have a wood bar with light wood that i had someone sand down and stain. to get the right dark color he put 3 coats of stain. he used miniwax -...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I've just been given a large Vietnamese altar cabinet, and want to restore it in as authentic a manner as is feasible. It came from a minor temple in Ninh Binh, now razed. The last few years it's been sitting out in a garden. Looked at the sticky and have requested a couple books from...
  18. Project Showcase
    Made from soft maple, the vanity and stool are sprayed with a custom colored lacquer. 3 working drawers, the 2 end drawers are 'U' shaped to allow the plumbing to fit through for surface mounted sinks. The lower cabinet has a shaker styled door with a glass insert and an adjustable shelf...
  19. General Woodworking Discussion
    I recently brought a coffee table from HomeBase, its a dark oak stain colour. The legs and top of the table are lacquered and the underneath has not been done. Each time i put my feet my the table the colour comes off, or even if i put my feet to rest on the top the stain is lifted even when im...
  20. Wood Finishing
    I recently made some solid maple end tables for my mother in law and I'm wondering how to go about finishing them. I'm not planing on staining them at all but am wondering......... 1. Do I need to treat the wood with a conditioner or something beforehand? 2. What would be that best type of...
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