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Forum topic by bbasiaga posted 07-13-2016 05:18 PM 243 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbasiaga

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07-13-2016 05:18 PM

I’ve got an Earlex spray station and plan to spray shellac for a TV Stand I am about to finish. I’ve applied shellac on small projects once or twice, but never sprayed.

Do I need to sand between coats? I know with shellac coat to coat adhesion is less of an issue. And I hear with spraying levelling is less an issue as well. Just trying to figure out what to do to get a nice look.

Thanks

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-13-2016 05:24 PM

Practice on scraps first and follow the wet line.

After awhile you’ll love the results.

You can sand between coats, practice that on scraps as well.

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 05:35 PM

You dont have to sand between coats with shellac, but its a good idea, usually I use 320 and its more of a wipe than a sand to remove any debris, and remove the “fuzzies” ( raised grain) .

This may help a little https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8c7TWNW-no

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 05:48 PM

JUST REMEMBER not to sand to hard on edges as it will sand more on them… then on flat surfaces …. make sure your filters are clean ..and you have fresh air supply

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 07:08 PM

I understand you want to play with your new shiny spray station asap. But when it comes to shellac I would rather rub in on with a cloth.

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bbasiaga

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 10:03 PM

Thanks Guys. I’m going to give this a shot (pun) on this project. I have messed with the sprayer some, and figure that shellac is easy to fix by hand if it gets away from me in some areas. Hopefully it goes well! I’ve rubbed shellac on before as well, but I don’t really need or want the polish on this particular project.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 10:07 PM


You dont have to sand between coats with shellac, but its a good idea, usually I use 320 and its more of a wipe than a sand to remove any debris, and remove the “fuzzies” ( raised grain) .

This may help a little https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8c7TWNW-no

- CharlesNeil


That’s exactly the link I was going to post, one of the easiest to understand and covers all the basics.
What would you usually use to wipe ,tack cloths ? rags soaked in Alcohol? maybe?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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