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Review by thiel posted 913 days ago 2825 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve used Minwax Brushing Lacquer before under ideal conditions (temperature, light, clean surfaces) and gotten really crappy results.

Bought the Watco. Brushed it on a surface that still needed some work, and I did it at 40 degrees. Results were the best brushed finish I have ever produced. REALLY IMPRESSED with it. Quick coats, thin layers, nice flat surface resulting. No sags or drips and the finish flattened even though I was 15 degrees below recommended application temperature.

This is one I’ll keep on hand. Recommended!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency




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#1 posted 913 days ago

One of the plusses of finishing, in the cool of the year, is, the product has a chance to lay out. On the downside lacquer can sometimes ‘blush’ during these cooler weather finish jobs. When it works out, life is cherries. When it does not, a little sanding cures the woe. I have been using Deft brushing lacquer with good results, both brushing and spraying it from a little spray rig called the Critter.

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#2 posted 913 days ago

Nice review I like Watco products.

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#3 posted 912 days ago

Thanks for the heads up, now to try and find it locally. What type of brush did you use?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 912 days ago

Thanks for the review.Thanks for the info.

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#5 posted 912 days ago

I used a bristle brush (Purdy). Found the Watco at woodcraft.

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#6 posted 912 days ago

I love Watco products as well, but never see the Lacquer, where can you get the stuff?

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#7 posted 910 days ago

Got mine at Woodcraft.

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#8 posted 910 days ago

It sure sounds good to me. I like Watco products and I’ll give it a try. Thanks

helluvawreck
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#9 posted 907 days ago

I have had good success with Watco’s danish oil.I hand rub it in and can control the color by adding more or less satin to any given area to give the piece ballence.Now I have my Earlex HVLP spray station this will be my go to finish and then I intend to master another.I like to keep it simple because my strong suit is not finishing I am sorry to say.Watco helps because it is easy to apply .

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#10 posted 792 days ago

I love Minwax stains, but I agree about their brushing lacquer. I could never get it to come out right.

Good to know about the Watco, have to try it next time..

-- -- Don from PA

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#11 posted 729 days ago

Isn’t Lacquer measured in “thickness” or “Viscocity” by the # of pounds cut.

Pounds of Lacquer Flacks (olden days?) to gallons of Methanol.
Therefore a 1# cut would be 1# of flacks to 1 gallon of methanol.

Please tell me if I am barking up the wrong tree…...
This community is great for learning stuff like this…..

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#12 posted 694 days ago

japanese woodworker: barking at the wrong tree; in English what you’re talking about is called shellac… the “lac” in “lacquer” comes from that historically, I think, but these lacquers I’m pretty sure have nothing to do with shellac. Anyone please correct me if I’m wrong.

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#13 posted 676 days ago

I know that you can put poly on with a foam roller! Will it work with this lacquer product or is the dry time to fast for the air bubbles to dissipate?

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#14 posted 522 days ago

Have you tried the Deft brushing lacquer? If so, how would you compare the two brands?

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