Should I seal Blo before lacquer

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Forum topic by SallySue posted 10-08-2011 02:01 AM 1198 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2011 02:01 AM

I am finishing a bathroom vanity and have put on a coat of 50% blo and 50% mineral spirits to pop the grain. Do I need to seal it with shellac before spraying with lacquer?

-- Sally

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 03:42 AM

My first question would be are you sure the lacquer will stand up in the bathroom envoirment?
If you let the BLO dry completely (24 hrs min) you could probably get by with out sealing it.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 05:32 PM

Howie, What would be better than lacquer?

-- Sally

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 06:52 PM

now that was a very thinned Blo…. :-)
when dry give it one more time with max 10% mineral spirit
and after drying one unthinned

and if you have dry´d good you don´t seal ….. just lack , vanish , or vanish with tunge oil
thats how I have done you can even paint with an blo based paint :-)....but who will paint
beautyfull hardwood …. :-O


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#4 posted 10-08-2011 08:29 PM

Sally, I would think Poly would stand up better in that envoirment. Just my HO.
Anyone else care to chime in?

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 04:54 AM

I would wipe several coats of poly.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#6 posted 10-11-2011 03:52 AM

I finished a bubinga vanity top with one coat General Finish’s Seal-a-Cell followed by 4-5 coats of Arm-R-Seal about 2 years ago. It gets water on it everyday and we have 5 cats that walk on it and it looks as good today as it did 2 years ago. A very durable finish!!

-- Jeff,

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