|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 06-08-2012 01:54 AM||3542 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-08-2012 01:54 AM
First time in over 30 years I’m using lacquer again. I bought Deft brushing lacquer as it was recommended to me. Really nice stuff. I’m just putting it on drawers for the kitchen right now, but I can see myself going to this in place of poly real easy. My wife….. not so much. She walked in the shop and said, “Wow….. smells strong!”
Actually, it doesn’t smell much different from her nail polish, but she’d need a lot more toes to put out the kind of solvent smell I was putting out.
French doors of the shop open, window open, and a fan blowing out the door so fresh air came in the window. I think I was well ventilated and I certainly don’t seem to have been affected by the solvent flashing off. Takes just under an hour to brush a coat on all the drawer parts. Tomorrow morning I’ll flip ‘em and do the insides. I just put 2 coats on the underside of the drawer bottoms and the back side of the backs. The insides will probably get 3 coats.
Bottoms and backs are 5/8 Baltic Birch. Wife wants slab fronts so those will be 3/4 Baltic Birch. Blum Tandembox is pretty sweet.
Anyways…. maybe the lacquer did get to me… I’m ramblin’! :)