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Forum topic by ScottM posted 04-21-2016 06:56 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottM

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04-21-2016 06:56 PM

Looking at determining what finish to use for some small occasional tables. I was thinking about SW Kem Aqua but having a tough time finding it so now I’m thinking about Target EM6000. This is a lacquer so I’m wondering if I will have any issues with water marks. These will have dishes and glasses placed on them so should I be concerned about that?

I’ve never used the EM6000 before so just looking to see if I should be considering something else.


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#1 posted 04-22-2016 11:54 AM

Anyone with info on EM6000 as a durable table top finish?

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 12:44 PM

Scott, I love EM6000. I used it on this table with Target’s CL100. The table still looks like the day I finished it. It gets daily use with a klutzy SIL and 2 young girls. Good luck with your project.

-- Art

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#3 posted 04-22-2016 12:50 PM

Thanks Art. The tables are QSWO, my first using it, and hopefully I get the finish right like your projects. I’ve read good things about the EM line but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

My biggest concern is water really. Do I need to worry about someone leaving a sweaty glass on it and having a water ring left behind?

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#4 posted 04-22-2016 01:14 PM

lacquer is a great finish. I am still only using Solvent lacquer, not Waterbased.
But you should not have any watermark issues.

\Water rings are mostly found in ‘old’ shellac finishes that are breaking down.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#5 posted 04-23-2016 10:56 PM

Scott, I don’t think water would create an issue if you use the CL100. I did a test once by leaving a bit of gin on a sample board overnight and it barely, but definitely did leave a mark. Alcohol softens the finish. Water would not bother cured EM6000. However, for a definitive answer, call Jeff Weiss at Target. He is a great guy and won’t steer you wrong. HTH

-- Art

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