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Forum topic by TheLostTexan posted 10-19-2016 01:44 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheLostTexan

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10-19-2016 01:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing table black walnut lacquer lacquer thinner filler

Building my first black walnut tresle table and was needing some help. 1st should i use wood filler if so what is the easiest and best way to apply and what product/products. 2nd I want to use Lacquer for my finish coat. I will be using a HVLP to apply but I don’t know what ratio lacquer to lacquer thinner as well as retarder to use. Also should I add anything else into the mix? Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you for your time.

-- There are two types of woodworkers builders and finishers. Which one are you?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 10-19-2016 02:06 PM

I don’t really care for a “filled” finish. Just kinda like to see the grain I guess. Some have used TimberMate as a grain filler. Google it. Some good tutorials there.
Same with lacquer finish. The supplier of your product will be the best starting source for info.
The maker of your spray system should also have tech info.
Bill

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#2 posted 10-19-2016 02:12 PM

You think lacquer is a good choice for a dining table? I would rethink that.

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Notw

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#3 posted 10-19-2016 03:51 PM

I used Waterlox original on mine, it is oil based so make sure you have it somewhere where it can air out for a week or so

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 03:55 PM

I used just waterlox on mine too – - I dyed the sapwood to even it out, but did not fill the pores.

When I did an Oak table, I filled the pores.

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 05:00 PM

DrDirt that is beautiful. When applying waterlox with a spray gun is there anything i need to do to the solution? Also what dye did you use? Thanks everyone for the input. One more thing why should I not use Lacquer?

-- There are two types of woodworkers builders and finishers. Which one are you?

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 06:37 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

I have used lacquer without issues.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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TheLostTexan

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#7 posted 10-19-2016 07:55 PM

Well maybe I should ask this question instead. What would be the best finish to appy as a top coat. Poly, Lacquer, or Waterlox? Also what dyes should I use for the sapwood? I will be using a HVLP for the finish coats. I was leaning towards Lacqers with retarder because of the fast drying time since I live in MN and the cold will affect the dry time. Again any help or comment will be greatly appreciated.

-- There are two types of woodworkers builders and finishers. Which one are you?

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#8 posted 10-19-2016 09:07 PM

Aqua Coat water based clear grain filler – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz7R6Hyzo6w

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#9 posted 10-19-2016 10:18 PM

Thank you EARLAX that helps a lot. Still helps keep the natutal look. I might try a test piece with dye and see what i get i bet it will look beautiful by pulling out the grain.

-- There are two types of woodworkers builders and finishers. Which one are you?

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DrDirt

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#10 posted 10-21-2016 05:04 PM



DrDirt that is beautiful. When applying waterlox with a spray gun is there anything i need to do to the solution? Also what dye did you use? Thanks everyone for the input. One more thing why should I not use Lacquer?

- TheLostTexan

I didn’t spray the waterlox –
On a lot of projects I just use a rag (or a scott towel)

For the dining tabletop I used a 4 inch wide brush to build some finish. about 4 coats in 5 days. + 3 more days to final dry. then I waxed it

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