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Forum topic by bigike posted 10-16-2012 06:34 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2012 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shellac sealcoat shellac spray finish dewaxed shellac

I was wondering if anyone sprayed Sealcoat from a gun before? I just need to know if I should thin it before I spray it or just strain it and shoot it? As u know from my other posts I have a Binks 2001 siphon feed gun on a compressor set up.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 07:02 PM


Spray it straight from the can. Its touted as a two pound cut mix but its thinner than that. If you have a 1.2 tip size, that should work great. Dont flood it. Should be misted on. Treat it just like a light lacquer coat. should be practically dry a few minutes after it hits the surface. Remember, all you’re doing is sealing not top coating for your final finish.

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 09:47 PM

I spray it all the time. I use a 1.2 nozzle setup. Straight from the can, just strain and shoot.
Works great.

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

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 01:24 PM

Spray it!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 03:09 PM

I like to thin it, but only because I will often add dyes for color delivery. Denatured alcohol is less expensive than the shellac and by coloring the shellac (as opposed to pure alcohol) I can better control the color and make corrections if I screw up. Thinning does make it spray better (as with anything else), but its not necessary unless you need thinner washcoats to better control things like stain blotching or grain visibility.

-- jay,

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 03:12 PM

It sprays right out of the can.

-- Custom furniture

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