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Forum topic by AandCstyle posted 09-04-2014 05:59 PM 524 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AandCstyle

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09-04-2014 05:59 PM

I normally only use WB products, but am now considering using an oil base stain which I will apply by hand-wipe on, let soak in and wipe off any excess. My question is whether or not it will be okay (safe) to spray the shellac in my spray room with normal electric lights and fan as opposed to explosion proof lights and fan? Would a 1# cut be the recommended ratio for the tie coat before spraying the piece with Target’s EM6000?

Thanks for any guidance.

-- Art


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 07:17 PM

Ventilation is key, but you should be fine. 1#cut will work. I usually spray shellac seal coat straight out of the can. The only problem I have had is the shellac dries too quickly in warm weather. You may want to consider a retarder to slow drying time (thin a 2# cut with slower drying solvent).
Spraying a sample board will let you know where you stand.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 07:19 PM

You will be fine, I spray it like that quite often. Do wear a respirator with an organic fumes filter so you don’t get a little loopy, and you may want to use dewaxed shellac under a waterborne.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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powlusr

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 07:24 PM

I do it.

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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 08:53 PM

If the stain is cured (3-5 days) shellac is unnecessary. The waterborne can go right over it. I’ve never had a problem that way. Also works with solvent lacquer.

-- 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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Bill White

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#5 posted 09-04-2014 09:29 PM

Just remember that Clint HATES shellac. :)
Bill

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 09-05-2014 12:37 AM

Thanks for the replies. I didn’t think the alcohol would be that explosive, but better safe than sorry.

-- Art

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Clint Searl

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#7 posted 09-05-2014 01:08 AM

Bill, I don’t hate shellac; I just hate doing what doesn’t need to be done, inviting a possible screw-up in the process. Real pros don’t use shellac.

Just for the record lest there’s any doubt, I do hate BLO.

Cheers.

-- 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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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 09-05-2014 05:42 PM

Art, should you choose to spray shellac, get a small jug of household ammonia for cleaning the gun. Put some in warm water in a 5 gallon bucket, soak the parts of your gun that can be soaked (spray some through the gun first). Much cheaper than DNA for cleanup, and it absolutely destroys shellac. I mix and store flakes in glass jars. After it’s used up I soak the jars in ammonia, and they come out looking brand new. Just be aware, ammonia can discolor aluminum….doesn’t hurt, just gives it a stain. As for Clint’s comment about “real pros not using shellac”....I’ve never heard a bigger piece of BS. Real pros use what’s needed to get the job done, and that often includes using shellac.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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AandCstyle

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#9 posted 09-05-2014 11:14 PM

Fred, thanks for the ammonia tip. Monday the client (LOML) has to check with her interior decorator (my sister), then I will get my instructions. :)

-- Art

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