|Forum topic by CharlesL||posted 04-01-2016 02:49 PM||508 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
04-01-2016 02:49 PM
Just joined these forums, Looking forward learning and exchanging tips.
I’ve been painting and drawing on wood for a while and always used acrylic as finishing topcoat. Recently I moved to carving. So far, these have mostly been motifs and patterns. I recently started to experiment with lacquer to finish these since I am big fan of art deco ( e.g jean dunand) and the durability and shine seem very attractive (working on very nice light birch)
The first trials were as followed:
I was happy with results but because of the price of aerosols and because I need to save for a spraying gun, I bought a can and planned to brush in the meantime.
Thats where I encountered a problem which seems to be chemical and probably due to my inexperience, for which I would appreciate tips! I used the same steps but substituted spray for brush at 6.
The clear lacquer from can applied with brush went well. It dries fast and seems fluid enough. But the white lacquer from can seems super thick. One panel worked out well, no complaints. But the other would not dry and remained sticky forever.