|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 495 days ago||3397 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
495 days ago
Hey, All ….
As usual, I’m reaching out to this vast wealth of knowledge, assembled here :-)
I’ve completed my Shaker-inspired Hall Table, out of beetle-kill pine:
Yep. A leg warped, after glue-up. Gonna’ live with it … at least for now ;-)
My mother was kind enough to buy me the Harbor Freight HVLP sprayer. I bought some lacquer, and would like to spray the finish on this piece.
I’ll do a wash coat, of 50/50 denatured alcohol and shellac, but ….
It’s been mighty cold outside (ie, garage is cold), and I understand you want temps >= 65 degrees and humidity <= 65%, to do a good job with spray lacquer. For the next few months, that’s likely to mean … finish in the basement shop.
I have an explosion proof fan, powering my shop-built air filter, and built it so that I can stick any number of … any kind of filters into it. It moves a lot of CFM. I have a respirator with organic vapor cartridges, so … I’m good. I have a twin-fan, in-the-window fan that moves a little bit of air that I can use to help vent vapors (it’s NOT an explosion-proof fan, though).
The question is … how bad will the fumes be, if I spray lacquer inside the house ? I’ve brushed on varnish, stain, shellac, and poly, in the basement, in the past. Not GREAT, but not awful. Should I worry more about using an HVLP indoors, or … pretty much the same deal ?
If this just seems like a bad idea, I can easily put the piece in the hall, and leave it, unfinished, until spring. Not a problem.
Thanks, as always !
-- -- Neil