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Pizzadave

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11-14-2018 06:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: deft brushinglacquer spraycan compatible finishing

Hello. I’m really enjoying my new adventure in the world of finishing. I’ve asked plenty of questions and have read many articles on what finish works better than others on certain applications. I now have a new question in mind. If I were to use the deft brushing lacqeur on a project and on the final coat use their clear wood finish spray can, do the two products play well together or am I asking for trouble?

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!


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#1 posted 11-14-2018 07:11 AM

We’ve used Deft for so many years I don’t even remember when we started, I think maybe back in the 90’s. I talked to Deft one time on the phone when I saw “brushing lacquer” on the label of their cans. They told me it was the same spraying lacquer we had been using, and they had to put brushing lacquer on the label, because of California VOC regulations. I think when I called them they were located in California.

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#2 posted 11-14-2018 11:47 AM

Deft aerosol lacquer on top of Deft brushed lacquer will be just fine.

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 11:58 AM

”If I were to use the deft brushing lacquer on a project and on the final coat
use their clear wood finish spray can, do the two products play well together
or am I asking for trouble”

Dave ~ this is one of those times when you really need to experiment with
similar products or questionable procedures.

I picked up the brushing Deft back in the early ‘80s and used it
extensively on military award plaques. the only problem I remember
was doing a large photo board with plastic letters with the self-stick adhesive back.
two days later, all the letters were actually sliding off the board and dropping
off onto the floor – - – - very embarrassing.
the adhesive on the back of the letters were NOT compatible with the Deft.
that was my learning curve with brushing lacquer – to always practice first before
doing something that could be problematic after a couple of days.

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-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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#4 posted 11-14-2018 12:00 PM

Yes
They the same

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#5 posted 11-14-2018 01:14 PM

Thank you everyone for responding to my question. Finishing work has become a journey of trial and error for me. The experiment idea sounds logical and worth a try.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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#6 posted 11-14-2018 01:33 PM

When time permits maybe watch CharlesNeil’s finishing class?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/296953#first-new

Thank you for your generosity Charles Neil it is appreciated!

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#7 posted 11-14-2018 10:37 PM

waho6o9, that is an awesome link. Much information there. Thanks so much!

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 06:04 AM

I’ve been using Deft lacquer since the 1960s. The “brushing lacquer” and spray can lacquer are the same. NOW one caution —— Due to ever tightening government regulations Deft does produce a water based lacquer. In my opinion this stuff isn’t nearly as good as the original lacquer. I don’t think it’s compatible with the real lacquer but I could be wrong. Of course living in Southern California I can’t even buy the Deft brushing lacquer anymore so I have to stick to using the spray cans for my lacquer finishes.

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Pizzadave

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#9 posted 11-15-2018 06:15 AM

I’m fairly certain I bought the can that says “ brushing lacquer” and I’m also pretty sure it’s not Water based. Does anyone know if that is correct?

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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#10 posted 11-15-2018 11:51 AM

photos of the products would help.
also – the fine print on the list of ingredients on the can may shed some light.
the smell of the original Deft brushing lacquer was very sweet and intoxicating (literally).

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#11 posted 11-15-2018 11:53 AM



I’m fairly certain I bought the can that says “ brushing lacquer” and I’m also pretty sure it’s not Water based. Does anyone know if that is correct?

- Pizzadave

Check the can, the waterborne will have “acrylic” in the wording somewhere.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#12 posted 11-15-2018 01:49 PM



We ve used Deft for so many years I don t even remember when we started, I think maybe back in the 90 s. I talked to Deft one time on the phone when I saw “brushing lacquer” on the label of their cans. They told me it was the same spraying lacquer we had been using, and they had to put brushing lacquer on the label, because of California VOC regulations. I think when I called them they were located in California.

- bruc101

Brush good, spray bad – the mind boggles.

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#13 posted 11-15-2018 04:01 PM

Blue cans either brush or spray re solvent based lacquer
Green cans are water base

use the brush to build the finish then sand smooth with 600 or finer and use the spray to finish off .

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#14 posted 11-15-2018 05:11 PM

Thanks everyone

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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