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ETwoodworks

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926 days ago

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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 926 days ago

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”

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 926 days ago

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

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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HawkDriver

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#3 posted 926 days ago

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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ETwoodworks

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#4 posted 926 days ago

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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