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12-04-2013 05:07 PM

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I’ve heard some folks are having trouble getting Delf Lacquer so I thought I’d share this info a friend of mine had sent me .

I have found and confirmed that the DO IT BEST hardware stores carry and will continue to carry Deft…You can also go to their website and order it and have it shipped to the nearest store and you will not have shipping cost… Just ordered 12 spay cans and 6 gallons .. no issue its about 32.00 a gallon and 8ish for the can s and less if you by a case of 6 ..I am paying 7.32 I think , and 31sh for a gallon .

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 05:11 PM

ACE Hardware also carries Deft.

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 05:24 PM

Thanks, Jim. We have it here at Ace and it is about $9 a can. I have switched to another brand because of the cost. I know it is good stuff!!.................Jim

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 05:31 PM

That is indeed where I have found it locally, here in Texas. Thanks for the Website link though, as that gives me more options since the local DIB does carry the entire line of Deft.

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 05:37 PM

Thanks, Jim. As always, good information. By the way, I’ve heard of Deft – is it really that good?

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 06:14 PM

Thanks for the info !

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 06:39 PM

Thanks everyone

Doc I’ve used Delf it’s great and to quote a friend.

” Deft is a very friendly lacquer especially for items that will not have hard use, it looks and feels great and is about as fool proof as it gets”

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#7 posted 12-05-2013 12:59 AM

I’m going to stick my neck out here so that it can get flamed. I’m a big fan of Deft lacquer, but it’s pricy. When I learned that Lowes was discontinuing, I bought the two gallons they had on clearance “just in case”. Home Depot still carries it, at least for now. I use a lot of lacquer and on small projects, like toys, I like it in the spray cans. Here’s where I put my neck out. I buy lots of Krylon lacquer at Walmart – - – at 4 bucks a can. It has a plastic feel to it, but it builds really quickly and I can sand a smooth finish quickly. Then, for a final top coat, I brink out my treasured 10 bucks a can Deft. The Krylon is available only as gloss, but that is the primo base for any final sheen you spray on.

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#8 posted 12-05-2013 01:05 AM

So does the plastic look go away when you put a final coat of deft over it?

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#9 posted 12-05-2013 01:16 AM

We started using the rustoleam lacquer spray can product since no deft lacquer. We only use the cans on very rare occasions for touch up. The rustoleam only cost 3.79 at Home Depot.

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 05:33 AM

I like the Deft and use the cans and it makes sense when it comes to spraying for 30 seconds on a box and not having to spent 10 minutes to properly clean a spray gun.
I bought about 60 cans of Deft before Lowes stopped carrying it and the cost then was under $6 a can. I have seen it at other places selling for as much as $10.

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#11 posted 12-05-2013 05:40 AM

I buy the touch up pre-cat lacquer from SW. It’s 6 or 7 bucks a can, but way better (in my opinion) than the other brands, and I can also get any sheen.

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#12 posted 12-05-2013 06:47 AM

Lowes has been discontinueing alot of the more professional finishing products lately. I don’t know why, they sold… The cabbot stains I used were always going out and coming back in…. I guess I will just have to find another source for pigment based stains. They quit carrying PL woodpatch, which is a solvent based wood filler that doesn’t shrink like famowood or any other water based wood putty…. They quit carrying titebond3 in gallons no I’m not going to buy a single 8 dollar bottle everytime I need glue, I will find a new source that’s cheaper than they were to begin with, but there’s just the lost convienance there of not having to order in advance of when I need it.

As to deft lacquer, I only really used it to touchup small trouble spots after scuffs or whatever. I much prefer the harder to find Gemini Professional lacquers for most projects, there are a few exceptions but. Gemini’s Gemcoat line is readily available as well, and while I do not like the product as much, it’s fairly easy for me to get ahold of at sherwin-williams, BLP, NFL…. long list of where I can get that stuff.. Never used much deft lacquer other than the spray cans to be honest though.

If it has a plasticy look to it, you are putting too much on, or you’re just doing something wrong I dunno.

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#13 posted 12-06-2013 04:35 AM

Jim. Is this the Stuff You’re talking about? This is from Lee valley. I see they also carry the Oil Based Poly.

I’ve never used it but I guess the Lacquer is Preferable for it’s Quick Dry Time? (30 Minutes and recoat able in 2 hours)

The Oil Based Poly takes 6 Hours before Recoat. Which is one of the reasons I prefer Water Based Poly.

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#14 posted 12-09-2013 01:36 PM

Thnx for the link Jim. There is an Ace Hardware about 15 miles from me, and I hope they never go out of business, cuz they have about anything you’d need for anything.

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