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Jimbo4

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309 days ago

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!

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 309 days ago

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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Knothead62

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#2 posted 309 days ago

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 309 days ago

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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JustJoe

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#4 posted 309 days ago

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

What is deft?

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 309 days ago

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 309 days ago

@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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Wildwood

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#7 posted 309 days ago

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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Jimbo4

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#8 posted 308 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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MrRon

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#9 posted 307 days ago

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 307 days ago

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 307 days ago

“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 307 days ago

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 307 days ago

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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BentheViking

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#14 posted 307 days ago

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

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Purrmaster

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#15 posted 307 days ago

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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