My First Try at Sprayed Lacquer

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 09-24-2012 06:46 AM 4358 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did anyone else start out with canned sprayed lacquer, or did you jump straight into using a gun?

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 04:21 PM

I use can lacquer all the time on the boxes I build. It is so much more convenient than my spray gun since spraying each coat on my boxes with a can only takes about a fraction of the time it takes to clean the spray gun after each use. The spray gun is great if your projects are larger…but for me that is not the case.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 04:49 PM

I tried cans once, many years ago. I will never go back.
The quality of spray pattern between an HVLP conversion gun, and a rattle can is not comparable.
I cannot imagine a job too small to spray with my gravity feed HVLP gun. With Woodcraft selling their gravity feed gun for $30 now is a great time to give it a try.

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 02:02 AM

I really like that Deft rattle can lacquer as it puts out a flat uniform ‘fan shaped’ spray pattern which is much more user friendly than the cone shape others have. I’m not gonna set up/clean up my spray rig for a small job like boxes,frames,trivets,etc.

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 01:34 PM

I really liked the spray from the Deft can as well. I shot it off to the side for the first spray and it came out nice and smooth, no clumping or sputtering at all. I can see keeping this stuff on hand for those smaller projects and then maybe using a gun for larger pieces. Sounds like that is what most folks are doing. It seems like you could go through several cans on some larger projects and it could start to get pricey in the long run.

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