|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 11-12-2012 10:15 PM||6039 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-12-2012 10:15 PM
Sorry to bug you guys again but I find myself at a bit of a loss and Google isn’t helpful.
I’m using the Deft brushing lacquer for the first time. From what I have heard on here and on the can, the lacquer is supposed to be dry in about 2 hours. Lacquer is one of the fastest drying finishes.
I tried wet sanding some lacquer that been drying for about a day and a half. The lacquer was clearly too soft. I was able to scratch it with a piece of wood on a towel. And I got more of a matte sheen than a gloss sheen (gloss is the goal). And I sanded from 600 up to 2,500.
My suspicison is that the lacquer is supposed to be harder than this. I shouldn’t be able to scratch it with a fingernail. And if it was harder it would probably take a better polish.
I’ve been using the sniff test to check for lacquer dryness and I can’t smell lacquer thinner.
So the questions are…. how long does it take for this stuff to fully dry? How long should I wait before trying to get a high gloss polish on it?
And how hard is the stuff supposed to be? Should I be able to scratch it with a fingernail or wood splinter when fully dried?
And in case you ask, the stuff is drying in a barn that is essentially the same as the outside temperature. And it’s cold and wet here in Oregon.