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Forum topic by spooled posted 12-20-2011 02:12 AM 925 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2011 02:12 AM

I just finished spraying lacquer on a stained oak veneer entertainment center I built for my daughter. Looks like i got some overspray in areas. I sprayed a primer coat and 3 coats of satin precatalized lacquer, sanding between coats. What is my next step to remove the overspray, and have a nice look like the rest of my project. The doors, end panels and top look great but the interior walls and floor got the over spray. Thanks

-- Charlie,Treasure coast

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 03:25 AM

Sand down the affected parts and respray. Move or cover everything else up. I’ve tried cleaning off overspray with thinners but it’s never quite right.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 02:44 PM

Since the affected areas are behind doors, I sanded very lightly and buffed with a cotton towel. My wife can’t tell the difference. the finish is smooth and since it is such a dark coffee stain it looks fine. I wouldn’t have been able to get away with it on the outside top and sides. Thanks for the tips, esp. covering the adjacent walls.

-- Charlie,Treasure coast

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 06:53 AM

When spraying lacquer inside a box (ie. inside a cabinet), it is difficult to avoid the over spray problem. I will usually lightly sand with either a green or gray scotch brite pad and buff with paste wax.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 06:55 AM

Did you add retarder to the mix, in order to slow down the drying so that overspray melts into the rest of the finish?
Or is this from a can?

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