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Forum topic by Kaleighh posted 06-25-2015 02:00 AM 798 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kaleighh

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06-25-2015 02:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clear coat krylon spray minwax stain pine question finishing arts and crafts

Hi!
I am a total novice when it comes to woodworking. I took the required courses back when i was in highschool but i never took much away from it… Recently i decided to make myself a basic rack for holding my jewelers pliers rather than paying for one on a jewelers supply website. I just finished staining it and while I’m waiting for it to dry i need to find out what kind of clear coat i should use. I used Minwax Wood finish as a stain on pine. I was wondering if i can use the can of Krylon clear coat that i have at home instead of going out and buying a jar of the liquid clear coat that I’ll only use once. The part that I’m staining won’t need to hold up to heavy wear as they are end panels connected by three dowels that the pliers will sit on. They’re quite small so a can of krylon will definitely cover both of the pieces that need the clear coat… Does anybody have any suggestions? They’d be much appreciated!
Thanks!


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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 03:43 AM

I’ve use Krylon and Rustoleum clear on several small projects. Both work well and last. I saw a product by minwax that has an adjustable spray nozzle. I intend on trying it one of these days. Like any rattle can finish the trick is getting it even with out running.

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tomd

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 04:17 AM

Several light coats.

-- Tom D

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TheWoodenOyster

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 11:20 AM

I’ve used rattle can lacquer on a job and it worked out fine. Not the smoothest finish ever, but easy and still a decent product. I agree with several light coats.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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BinghamtonEd

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 12:39 PM

I used the rattle can stuff on a small picture frame project I did with my kids for mother’s day. Worked out fine, and leveled well. It was a water-based product, I suspect maybe it was Krylon. It dries fast and clear, and I put on 4 thin coats in a day. Once its dry to the touch, and not tacky, you can recoat. Just make sure that you get a wet coat, but not too thick. If you miss a spot, don’t try to touch it up, just get it on the next coat. Practice on some scrap first to see the spray pattern, and how far away you should be. When using the aerosol, you want to move your whole arm across the workpiece, don’t pivot your wrist, or you’ll get uneven coverage nearer the edges. Overlap each pass.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Kaleighh

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 02:41 AM

Thanks for all your help everyone! It’s been a fairly rainy and humid week here so once the weather clears up I’ll head outside and start testing out the krylon clear coat. I appreciate the tips and let you all know how it works out!
Thanks a million!

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BinghamtonEd

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 11:34 AM

Where are you located? We’re having the same weather. I did a glue up last night In my garage, and went back out 2 hours later to take the clamps off and work some more, and the glue was still slightly tacky. It was 66 degrees and 84% humidity out there.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Kaleighh

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#7 posted 07-08-2015 03:58 AM

Im about 20 minutes from Niagara Falls Canada. The humidity and rain has been surprising for this area at this time of year. If im not mistaken its raining again right now! LoL…

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Finisherman

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 06:09 AM

Deft or Watco lacquer in an aerosol can. Even better would be the professional grade lacquer made by Mohawk-Behlen. I’ve used the Rustoleum lacquer in the past and got a bad case of orange peel for my trouble.

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 11:20 AM



Im about 20 minutes from Niagara Falls Canada. The humidity and rain has been surprising for this area at this time of year. If im not mistaken its raining again right now! LoL…

- Kaleighh

NY state, here. Yep, it’s pretty much raining just about every day now. My garage has been maintaining about 50% humidity.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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