Yeah, I know, I know…..Use a soft, natural bristle brush when brushing lacquer.
Bright early yesterday morning, actually it was pretty dark, about 03:00, I decided to go out and work on a project I’ve been doing with some of the Chinese Tallow wood.
Mostly I am just making cuts and joints to see how well it comes out and because I happened to get the glue up about an 1/8” out of square on a 4” box.
The box joints are working nicely, even though I had to make my own box joint jig.
Anyway, I opened my spankin’ new can of Minwax clear brushing lacquer and grabbed a brush…... a foam brush like I use on stain, or dye.
Well, I got the first coat on in about 5 minutes, but the foam brush had swelled up like the three tires that aren’t flat on a southern car.
I tossed the brush, waited overnight for the lacquer to dry and sanded it down. I used 240 grit sand paper and smoothed everything out because the stuff had runs like a calf with scours! I thought maybe it was from too heavy a coat but I really don’t think so now. This morning I put on another THIN coat with a soft natural bristle brush and still have runs after about 20 minutes.
Could the foam that deteriorated in the lacquer have messed p this stuff? I’ve never had it run like that before.
Hep Me! Hep Me!
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