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Forum topic by MarkwithaK posted 296 days ago 300 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on a small cabinet for my bathroom and i decided to use a Transtint dye for the first time. I’m contemplating the finish coats and was considering using Watco spray lacquer. Would I need to seal the piece first or can I simply spray it as is? Is this type of finish even the best way to go with a dye?

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#1 posted 296 days ago

I’d be more concerned about using lacquer in a bathroom than the dye issue. Once the dye is totally dried, it should act like any normal raw wood. But in a bathroom, I’d be looking into more of a spar varnish or some other type of finish that is heavily water resistant, due to the moisture that occurs naturally in bathrooms.

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Shoot it. No problema!

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#3 posted 296 days ago

I agree with Tennessee. bathrooms and Kitchen you have to assume more moisture contact. finish accordingly.

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