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Forum topic by jayinstallation posted 01-17-2010 08:21 PM 769 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2010 08:21 PM

I might have just cost myself an entire weekend of extra work. I have one of these craftsman entry doors and I planned to spray the interior side with lacquer and the exterior side with McCloskey's spar varnish. After removing the hardware and laying the door on a set of saw horses, somehow I confused the interior with the exterior and now have a lacquer finish on the exterior side of my door. I guess I have a few options, but would greatly appreciate someone’s advice:

1. Is there any type of exterior finish that can be applied over lacquer?
2. Will the lacquer finish be ok if I leave it alone?
3. Should I just strip the door and start over?


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#1 posted 01-18-2010 05:02 AM

If the interior lacquer is not water based, then all you need to do is give the finish a buffing with a fine scotchbrite pad and spar over the top. If it is water based, you have to remove as much as possible by sanding, the apply the spar.

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