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Forum topic by Shane posted 09-15-2015 07:43 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shane

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09-15-2015 07:43 PM

Marc recently did a kids table project in which he finished it with a sprayed lacquer that had white pigment in it. I have been trying and failing to find a finish like that that would hold up over time. I’ve been painting baseboards and doors with latex paint and trying to cover them with poly which of course gives the white paint a lovely yellow tint. Do you think this is something that would work well and hold up over time? Do home centers sell pigments like this or would I have to order them? Also I’ve haven’t sprayed lacquer before so should I clean my spray gun with lacquer thinner or something else when I’m done to prevent issues?

Thanks


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Bill White

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 08:13 PM

You could always use a water based poly over your color coats. No yellowing. Done.
You would certainly have to clean your gun no matter what finish you use. Clean, or throw the gun in the trash.
Bill

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 08:31 PM

Well, it depends on what lacquer you used. As Bill said you’ll have to clean your gun (which I’m sure you already knew) but what you clean it with will depend entirely on what you last sprayed.

So if it’s a traditional lacquer then you’d use what it says on the can for cleaning. And if it’s water based lacquer then you’d do the same :) Whatever the can says to clean with is what you’d use to do the cleaning.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 08:39 PM

Actually, you should try painting your baseboards with a 100% acrylic paint, then you wouldn’t have the issues that latex has (if by latex, you mean wall paint) or need to top coat. I’ve used solvent lacquer (clear, not tinted) on trim and stair rails and it worked very well, there wasn’t any sign of wear after 5 years (we sold the house at that time). But you will almost certainly have to get white tinted solvent lacquer from a real paint store, and clean with lacquer thinner. But if you mean waterborne “lacquer”, you can get that from Target Coatings among others, and cleaning s done with ammonia or a detergent, and water. The waterborne lacquer will be an acrylic, as are most waterborne finishes (regardless of what they call themselves).

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Shane

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 12:09 PM



Actually, you should try painting your baseboards with a 100% acrylic paint,

- Fred Hargis

Where do you buy that in bulk? Do home centers carry it or do you need to go to art supply places? Can it be sprayed or does it have to be brushed?

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 12:39 PM

Home centers and paint stores. I’m talking about paints like Benjamin Moore MooreStyle Interior Acrylic Latex, Olympic One (Lowes), Valspar Medallion, or P&L Accolade. I’m sure SW has one, but don’t know the name of it. Just check the label for the 100% acrylic part. I have sprayed it (Olympic One) but it need some thinning to spray in an HVLP.

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