I began spraying finish on my tool cabinet today. I was undecided whether i should spray polyurethane or lacquer over the seal coat of aerosol clear Zinsser’s Shellac. i decided to give both a test. i sprayed MinWax polyurethane to the insides of this cabinet including the four shelves, but i also sprayed it on the backside of this cabinet.
So for all other surfaces on this cabinet I sprayed Deft lacquer. Those surfaces were the panel top, both sides of the cabinet plus the cabinet’s face frame parts plus both sides of all four doors.
In about four hours i sprayed on two liberal coats of finish.
Tomorrow , maybe, I will spray two or three more finish coats. Then I will mount the seven drawers with the 18 inch full-extension metal drawers slides. After the drawers I will screw on the rare earth magnetic door catches. That should complete the build of this project.
You can tell from the photo below that I used a Rust Oleum Comfort Grip handle to spray their finish from these cans. It did make it easier for me to operate the spray cans.
Temperatures was in the mid-60s. I opened my garage door plus the back door so I would have clean air pushing through the shop. I used my 3M respirator to protect my lungs and breathing. Things went well, but I did sweat today.
i am letting these coats dry overnight before I do anything else.
The images above were taken after spraying the last of the finish coats for the day. To show the contrast of using finish on this cabinet compare the photos above where the finish coat is still wet and last photo shown below that was taken just prior to spraying finish coats. There is a huge difference, isn’t there? I believe it also enhances the color of my dye mix.
-- --- Happy Howie