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Forum topic by Jimbo4 posted 09-25-2013 03:08 AM 3189 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jimbo4

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09-25-2013 03:08 AM

How the story goes . . . . . Stopped by Lowe’s today to get into the “last” of any Deft products . . . . . Everything is gone, kaput, no more. I was told all the Lowe’s stores here in Albuquerque have deleted their supply, and have sent it all back to the distributor. Good bye Lowe’s. At least H-D still had some – got all I could carry!

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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 03:23 AM

1+ I like Deft poly, it sprays really nice.

I have had a similar issue finding Valspar lacquer at Miller Paint stores.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 04:42 PM

I heard the same complaint at our woodturning club meeting last night. No more Deft at Lowe’s.

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 04:52 PM

I went to our local Lowe’s last night to buy some Deft Clear Satin. They had two cans left that had paint spilled on them from a loong shelf life. The girl told me they were getting rid of them. I guess it doesn’t sell well enough for them. The last gallon I bought several months ago was one of only three left…and the two remaining cans are still there.

I have been using this stuff since I discovered it in the 80’s. Dries clear! We used to spray it over the finished tole paintings my wife did. It never ran or bled the paint. That convinced me to use it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 05:00 PM

If I could interrupt the funeral/wake long enough to ask just one question please….

What is deft?

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 05:06 PM

A line of finishes, best known for their NC lacquers, both spray and brushing.

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 06:59 PM

@JustJoe – all of the projects I have posted have the Deft Clear Wood Finish sprayed on them – some gloss; some satin. That includes numerous toy boxes, several teachers’ podiums and the fishy coffee tables. AND the corner hutch I built for my mom in 1983! I have a microwave stand I also built in 1985 that has stood the test of time through the years. Also, a chest of drawers I use daily.

Dries clear with no amber color.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 07:16 PM

Read Deft bought by a major paint company that is not carried at Lowes or Home Depot on another message board. Could not buy can of Deft sanding sealer at Lowes couple weeks back. Told by sales rep store stopped selling it.

-- Bill

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#8 posted 09-26-2013 12:38 AM

As understand from a possible reliable source, PPG bought out (took control of ?) Deft and discontinued the line.

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 08:12 PM

If Deft is so good, why is it disappearing from stores and why would PPG discontinue it? If an item doesn’t sell, it’s because no one is buying it, which means, they don’t like it. There is more to this than meets the eye.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 09-26-2013 10:05 PM

Amazon is getting low on stock also… Might become a fond memory soon. I use Deft myself. Sorry to see it go.

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 11:08 PM

“If Deft is so good, why is it disappearing from stores and why would PPG discontinue it? If an item doesn’t sell, it’s because no one is buying it, which means, they don’t like it. There is more to this than meets the eye.”

I guess I haven’t been buying enough to keep them in business. :-)

I honestly don’t know why more people don’t use it.

Is a 45 minute drying time too slow? :-)
Do folks find a clear finish appalling?
Maybe some don’t like the ease of spraying the finish.

Beats the heck out of me.
I need to either buy a couple of gallons or find a replacement.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Purrmaster

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 11:12 PM

Does this mean the deft line is no more, period? I use their brushing lacquer and I like it very much. It’s about the only thing I can get to a smooth, glossy finish.

I think Watco makes a brushing lacquer but I know of no one else. As someone without spray equipment I can say I’m going to be….. annoyed if I can’t get Deft brushing lacquer.

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TheDane

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#13 posted 09-26-2013 11:23 PM

I hate to see Deft go away … maybe the ‘suits’ will see the error of their ways and bring it back.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 09-27-2013 01:46 AM

I love using the deft brushing lacquer i think I bought mine last at HD. I can’t imagine that brushed lacquer will just completely go away. someones gotta still make it

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#15 posted 09-27-2013 05:44 AM

I went a Fred Meyer store today that carries Deft lacquer. For the first time I’ve seen, they were out of the gloss cans. They still had some semi-gloss.

I take this as a bad omen. Maybe I should get a gallon of the stuff while I still can.

I have to wonder if they’re getting rid of the lacquer because of the VOC levels in lacquer thinner. I hate the smell but I love the lacquer.

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