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Forum topic by sawdust99 posted 01-10-2015 07:35 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2015 07:35 PM

New to HVLP spraying and need info. On spraying waterbase lacquer what should I spray as a sealer. I see water base sealers, but don’t they raise the grain? Thanks for any help.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 01-10-2015 08:13 PM

Anything with water will raise the grain. It’s really not a problem, apply your first coat (and second if you want) and let the grain do whatever it wants. After that, smooth it out, and proceed as normal. The first coat or 2 will lock the whiskers up, letting you smooth them very nicely. After that, there should be no more grain raising. If you really want to seal it first, try dewaxed shellac (Zinnser Seal Coat). It will dry fast, and then you can move right along.

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#2 posted 01-10-2015 09:16 PM

My only addition is if you plan to color the wood, ie dye or stain, raise the grain with a damp rag first, then apply your colorant- then you don’t have to worry about the WB lacquer raising the grain then have to sand it, possibly through the color.

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