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bh442

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587 days ago

Hey guys, I’ve tried looking around a bit, but with no luck.

Right now I’m spraying (hvlp) a water based, gloss, polycrylic (Minwax) over pictures which were printed on photo paper off a inkjet printer.

What I’d like is get a good, high build, to help give the affect of ceramic tiles (instead of paper on wood) but after 6 coats, the polycrylic is still just too thin.

I’d like to stay water-based for the purpose of simple cleanup. If I have to switch to oil, so be it, but water would make me happy.

Any advice from the pros?

*That white, streak / blotch on the project is just the effects on the printed photo, not from the clear coat.

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 587 days ago

Looks super.

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Mark Kornell

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#2 posted 587 days ago

Target Coatings’ EM7000HBL, maybe… water-based, clear, designed for a high build

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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skipj

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#3 posted 586 days ago

I use target coatings EM6000 production lacque and get a pretty good build. I would give target tech. support a call and ask jeff if it will work,he is very much in the know. You can get free shipping and up to 30%
off with this Dec. promo code DCX12

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 586 days ago

What about bar top? It would have the depth of ceramic tile.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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bh442

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#5 posted 586 days ago

Thanks for the Target Coatings reference. For some reason I believe I had looked through their products at one time, yet must have missed the high build coating.

I ordered the em7000.

I’m assuming you guys are spraying it on… what size nozzle are you using with your gun?

@tyskkvinna
Thanks for mentioning bar top. That type of finish was actually what crossed my mind first. After reading up on applying it and watching a few videos, I was split on trying it or not. I knew it’d give the finish I was looking for, but it appeared to be a bit more work, and a mess to work with. That and I was also worried with it being self-leveling, if it’d fill in the “grout” lines. So I figured I’d keep it in consideration if I couldn’t find anything more easier and cleaner to work with.

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 586 days ago

Bona Mega floor finish.

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

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 586 days ago

It does self level and would fill in “grout lines” if you poured it all in one go… I use it all the time and it is not much work, though it does take a little knack to get it exactly the way you want it, since it can be pretty darn thin or I sometimes use it cast up to 3” thick.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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