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Schwieb

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 09:11 PM

I have used some of these water based products to cut down on the VOCs in the shop. I found brushing it out to be OK if it wasn’t important work, but it is very hard to build up a finish unless you spray it because it leaves brush marks and runs very easy. It gun sprays pretty well if you thin it a little and and strain it through a fine funnel filter before putting it in the gun. You have to be careful to not get it too heavy and let it dry some between coats and then spray out more. I’ve never used it from a spray can but seeing how lumpy it is out of a can, I can’t imagine it could work very well for finer work.

For the first sanding between coats, 220 is probably OK, as long as you stay with the grain but I never use new paper to do this, cuts too much. The scratches should fill in as you build up the finish. I use 400 for subsequent sanding between coats as needed. It doesn’t sand well with a vibrating sander either. Gums up the paper real fast.

Clean-up is the best part of the process and probably for me the best reason to use it and for a quick finish on a shop or utilitarian project it is nice to have around.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.


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