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Project by Ladislav posted 09-08-2014 03:46 AM 1321 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is what im working on now and lacquer primer came out nice after sanding but top coat ( first coat) is not coming out good and not sure what im doing wrong here but im struggling with it , i may have to step up from my 40$ gun , seams like i get lots of dry spots , like i cant lay nice wet coat cause its drying so fast , im thinking to sand it down and that do clear coat as last step in hopes clear will be easier to apply. If you guy have any suggestions i greatly will appreciate it , finishing isnt my forte and curenlt working on 3 biger cabinet jobs with lacquer white finish , panic mode ! Lol

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida





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NoThanks

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 03:59 AM

It looks too thick and sprayed too heavy, but it’s hard to tell not knowing your product, mixture.
Maybe just decrease your material and turn up your pressure for better atomization.
Also, what equipment are you using?

Tip, switch to pre-cat. Handles the same as lacquer, except you only need 3 maybe 4 coats.
It’s more durable and dries hard enough to wrap and pack the next day.
Cambells Magna Lac or Sherwin Williams Dull Rubbed T77 (I think)?
Both are good products.

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 04:03 AM

Very nice job. They are beautiful done! I love the bead. Nice touch.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 04:05 AM

Thanks for reply , it is precat , cambel , i add lil flo something to avoid dry spots(ower spray ) so if i reduce paint its too much air and drying before it hits the surface , not really but you know , my gun got 1.4 tip but its cheap lowes gun

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 04:08 AM

I m not able to spray one door fast enough to end up with wet surface on the whole door cause it dryies fast and that cause ower spray spots

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 04:10 AM

Thank you Scot

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 12:41 PM

Great build .super looking book cases
I use a cheep HF gun $16 and it works fine but I’ve been spraying for 40 years. I agree it needs to be atomized more. Try a slower thinner plus a retarder and one good even coat and let dry and repeat if necessary , also if it’s to warm out you will have trouble keeping a wet edge.If you have dry over spray, do a quick spray of just thinner over it, It could be your precat is bad too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ladislav

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 11:21 PM

Thank you for advice !! i end up aplying clear after one coat of base and one coeat of top coat , tryied my best but even after 3 coats of top coat i didnt like the cheap look of the finish , clear coat i gues is thinner that paint so it goes on nicer and plus give lil yelovish tone to white colour which i like , less owerspray and dry spots with clear also ,

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#8 posted 09-09-2014 01:24 AM

So i vas able get it to work and i think i will be using lacqers more often , this is wet , its actually semi gloss but will redo it to flat as this cabinets shouldn’t have gloss in my opinion

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#9 posted 09-09-2014 01:35 AM

And

here is after it dried

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#10 posted 09-09-2014 01:38 AM

If you want more of a matt finish you can do a light sanding with some 600-800 grit by hand.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ladislav

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#11 posted 09-09-2014 01:44 AM

I think it would be quite lot of work to hit every corner on this unit and i probably would end up with different sheen here n there i think give it a lil scuff and go ower with matt would be safer bet and gives it another coat to look maybe even smoother and deeper finish . Thank you for advice ! On a flater cabinets it could work but here is lot of details and hart to sand areas

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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#12 posted 09-09-2014 09:15 PM

Lots of good work there Ladislav !!

It would look even better as a floor unit!

-- Regards Robert

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#13 posted 09-09-2014 09:24 PM

Thank you !

-- Viviens home reno, orlando florida

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