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Rudd Lacquer Sprays Well, Nice Satin Finish

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Review by pintodeluxe posted 04-01-2014 05:51 PM 2591 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My local paint store quit carrying Valspar Pre-cat lacquer. Their replacement product is Rudd Duracat-V 550 voc pre-cat lacquer. It is billed as a vinyl, non-yellowing lacquer. I had the chance to use it on a recent project, and it compares favorably with Valspar, Sherwin Williams, and Magnalac. This lacquer is milky white in the can, compared to the yellow color of lacquers I have used in the past. I used the satin sheen, which looked like a hand rubbed finish after one coat. I sanded with a 320 grit soft foam sponge, cleaned with a cheese cloth and proceeded to spray the next coat. The second coat is a familiar satin finish. There was no tendency to become too glossy. After the second coat I wet sanded with a 1500 grit soft sponge and it came out great.

I spray with a gravity feed gun at 35 psi (at the gun) and thin the lacquer 20% with lacquer thinner.

Drying time was 15 minutes, and I recoated about an hour later. I will be using Duracat in the future. Great product.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush




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#1 posted 04-01-2014 06:01 PM

Sound almost like a waterbased urethane. What does it smell like?

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 06:05 PM

Nope, it is thinned with standard lacquer thinner. Not water based. Still smells like lacquer, although somewhat less intense than other brands I have used.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 06:09 PM

The milky white color is why I made the comment. If it smells like lacquer, and thins with lacquer thinner, I’m sure its lacquer. I’ll have to give it a try.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 06:18 PM

Beautiful hand rubbed appearance, right on point! What’s beneath the lacquer?

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 06:52 PM

Marvelous, favorited the review. Furniture really looks SUPER!

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 10:42 PM

Great information Willie, thanks a bunch.

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#7 posted 04-02-2014 04:30 AM

Goggy,
It is oil based stain under the lacquer. I use Rodda #19 stain thinned with a splash of mineral spirits.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 04-02-2014 01:09 PM

Interesting review and great looking Morris Chair to boot.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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