Be Sure to Filter Trans Trint in waterbased pre-cat laquer !

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Forum topic by VerteramoFurniture7 posted 07-06-2009 09:20 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2009 09:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question trans-tint pre-cat laquer maple

Hey Guys,

This weekend I sprayed my second project with a tinted coat. My girlfiend wanted to redo a maple dress we had with a dark finish so I got some Dark Walnut Trans Tint and started to experiement with the color. After I figured out the color I wanted I mixed up 12 oz. of finish with 75 drops of trans tint. I filterd the finish before mixing in the color. Then sprayed it. I keep getting specs of dark finish. It looked like the dye was clumping up or the finish was drying up in clumps before coming out the gun. I cleand the gun and tried again and got the same problem.

After that I decided to filter the finish again with the dye in it. There were a bunch of the clumps that I had on the finish in the filter! After filtering the finish it sprayed fine. The second time I had to mix more of the finish I added the dye then filtered and got the same thing.

Just wondering if any one has had this expirence before when using trans-tint mixed into a finish?

I wish I took some pictures of what I screened out. I was just trying to get the dresser sprayed and I was really tired of a full day of stripping the old paint off the dress so I didnt even think of taking a picture of it!

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 11:19 PM

Interesting information, thanks.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 12:04 AM

I have never had a problem with transtint before, but I have only tinted poly and shellac with it, and not lacquer.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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