White lacquer cracking

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Forum topic by DaleM posted 10-06-2013 04:46 AM 760 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2013 04:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing white lacquer

Does anyone else here have experience spraying white lacquer? I’ve sprayed a few cabinets already, and now I’m in the middle of doing an entire kitchen. If you’ve used it, you know it cracks around the joints on face frames and stile and rail doors as the wood expands and contracts over time because it’s not flexible like latex and some other products. Switching to MDF to avoid this isn’t an option. What I’m looking for are any suggestions for tricks to fill those cracks at the joints. I haven’t tried anything yet, but was thinking maybe a white grease pencil, or rubbing in white caulk or spackle to minimize the crack. Any suggestions?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 06:56 PM

White painters’ caulk.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 09:41 PM

Thanks Clint. I’ll give it a try this week.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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