|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 114 days ago||2351 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
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.
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