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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 11-08-2011 02:26 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2011 02:26 AM

So i have my house on the market…..alot of the feedback states that the lookers aren’t crazy about my light cabinets. Not sure what type of wood it is, though it is quite open grained. Cabinets are just sprayed with clear (I’m guessing ploy or lacquer). Anyway, wondering if there would be a compatible finish that I could add a little dye to and spray a couple more times to darken a bit?? Would poly and lacquer be compatible with each other such that they would adhere to the other well?? Also, not sure if it will help identify the finish, but on some of my cabinet doors there are horizontal parallel cracks…..I’m guessing due to a heavier coating and then some wood movement.

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 10:05 AM

You can use the lacquer (nitrocellulose) coating. It is compatible for most finishing material.
You can add some pigment on the lacquer to darken the color, but just in small amount.


good luck


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