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Forum topic by bester posted 01-30-2017 08:12 PM 327 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bester

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01-30-2017 08:12 PM

I used some spray lacquer on a small oak project over water based general finishes stain. its been over 24 hours and its still tacky. I did spray it on the heavy side. Is it normal for it to take so long to dry? Is there something I should do if there is too much on it without ruining the finish?


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#1 posted 01-30-2017 08:15 PM

If you’re talking about lacquer from a spray can, it should take about 15-20 minutes on a warm day. In the cold it can take up to an hour, in my experience. There’s something else going on if it’s been more than 24 hours and it still isn’t dry. Even a heavy coat shouldn’t take that long. Are there any runs in the finish?

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 08:21 PM

No runs. I even brought it inside to dry. Not sure what to do

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 08:37 PM

If you sprayed it too heavy you would have runs in it. I assume you shook the can well and all that direction stuff? I’ve sprayed lacquer in colder weather and had to also bring it indoors but never had any problems with it curing. Give it a little more time. How long did the stain dry before you sprayed it?

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#4 posted 01-30-2017 08:40 PM

overnight. probably 14-15 hours. I shook it up and followed instructions. I will give it more time. Project looks great. I really hope the stuff drys

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