What can I seal with before spraying a water based lacquer?

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Forum topic by ETwoodworks posted 01-10-2012 02:57 AM 1387 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2012 02:57 AM

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I just ordered a HVLP gun and a can of Deft water-based clear wood finish. I have never used this stuff before. I usually use danish oil or dewaxed shellac followed by wax or poly. I am just wondering what I can put under the water based lacquer?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

-- Building quality in a throw away world.

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 03:13 AM

You don’t need to put anything under the Deft. In fact, especially on raw wood, no “sealer” is necessary under any film finish because there’s nothing to “seal”

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 03:20 AM

I use crystalac, and usually spray zinsser sealcoat (dewaxed shellac) under it to bring out the color and grain in the wood. Works great.

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 03:24 AM

I love Deft clear lacquer, be prepared to never want to use any other finish. I don’t pre-seal when I use it.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 03:30 AM

I will experiment with and without the seal coat (same stuff I keep in the shop) to see where the best color and clarity are. How much do you cut the seal coat before sparying? Thanks for your replys.

-- Building quality in a throw away world.

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