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bygrace

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09-02-2016 02:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource lacqer finishinf

I recently purchased an Earlex sprayer that I use to apply lacquer to finish my projects. The only lacquer I have been able to find are quarts of Behlen’s Qualalac, which works great, but they only come in quarts that I have been able to find. Just wondering where other woodworkers get their lacquer and if you can get it in larger containers.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.


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rwyoung

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 03:08 PM

Both the Minwax branded and Deft “brushing lacquer” in gallon cans from the hardware store can be sprayed.

May not be a tough or nice looking as the Behlen’s stuff, but larger quantity and cheaper.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 03:15 PM

I purchase gallons at the local PPG paint store.

They also have both lacquer thinner and retarder. I spray outside down here in Florida and have to use a good bit of retarder to minimize/avoid problems with blushing.

Good Luck!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 03:24 PM

Try Sherwin Williams. They have their Sherwood NC lacquer in gallons, and it fairly inexpensive. But they don’t keep it on the floor, it’s back in the back with the good stuff….so you have to ask. Don’t know where oyu’re located, but if there’s a Menard’s nearby, they carry (at least they used to) the Watco brand, which is also very good.

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#4 posted 09-02-2016 04:19 PM

I use Deft brushing lacquer in my spray rig. I don’t care for the gloss it does not lay down as nice as the satin. I am able to order by the gallon from our hardware store. They even give me a discount.

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#5 posted 09-02-2016 04:19 PM



Try Sherwin Williams. They have their Sherwood NC lacquer in gallons, and it fairly inexpensive. But they don t keep it on the floor, it s back in the back with the good stuff….so you have to ask. Don t know where oyu re located, but if there s a Menard s nearby, they carry (at least they used to) the Watco brand, which is also very good.

- Fred Hargis

I asked around here and was told they could only order it in 5 gallon buckets so I left. I ordered some Emtech EM6000 from Target Coatings. It’s water based and sprays very nice.

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 09-02-2016 04:32 PM

At specialty paint stores, you can usually get pre-cat lacquer. I buy Rudd lacquer at Miller paints. I have also used Valspar and Magnalac with equal success.

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#7 posted 09-02-2016 06:15 PM



Try Sherwin Williams. They have their Sherwood NC lacquer in gallons, and it fairly inexpensive. But they don t keep it on the floor, it s back in the back with the good stuff….so you have to ask. Don t know where oyu re located, but if there s a Menard s nearby, they carry (at least they used to) the Watco brand, which is also very good.

- Fred Hargis

I tried to purchase lacquer from SW store and they would not sell to me once they found out I was going to use it to finish cypress lumber products. PPG sold me and I’ve bought/used four gallons during our renovation project.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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DrDirt

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#8 posted 09-02-2016 06:56 PM

+1 on the deft brushing lacquer. I thin it about 20% with Thinner and spray with a gravity feed HVLP gun running on a compressor @35 PSI

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mahdee

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#9 posted 09-02-2016 07:41 PM

Sherwin Williams has both pre-cat and regular lacquer. $68/gallon. They can order the gallon cans for you.

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 09-02-2016 08:23 PM

I tried to purchase lacquer from SW store and they would not sell to me once they found out I was going to use it to finish cypress lumber products.
- HerbC

Really? What was their reason for that? I can’t imagine why any paint store would refuse to sell a product because of what it was going to be used on. Well, maybe if you told them you wanted to huff it to get high :)

Cheers,
Brad

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bygrace

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#11 posted 09-02-2016 08:42 PM

Thank you so much for all of the ideas. I do have a Sherwin-Williams here in town that I’ll have to check out. Thanks again!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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JustplaneJeff

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#12 posted 09-03-2016 12:12 PM

Menards stores sells Watco brand in the gallons, sprays well through my apllo sprayer once its thinned about 10%

-- JustplaneJeff

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HerbC

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#13 posted 09-03-2016 12:48 PM



I tried to purchase lacquer from SW store and they would not sell to me once they found out I was going to use it to finish cypress lumber products.
- HerbC

Really? What was their reason for that? I can t imagine why any paint store would refuse to sell a product because of what it was going to be used on. Well, maybe if you told them you wanted to huff it to get high :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

They had had a previous customer who filed damage claim against them when the cypress developed black spots after applying the lacquer. So the manager would not sell lacquer to anyone who was working with cypress. Fortunately the PPG store had no problem selling it and was also $10 cheaper than SW…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Kirk650

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#14 posted 09-03-2016 02:37 PM

A few years back, I bought and used a Sherwin Williams product that was terrific. It’s called, if I remember correctly, Dull Rubbed Effects Lacquer. Supposed to give the appearance of a hand rubbed finish. I sprayed it on.

I wonder if they still make that lacquer.

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