Spray "Brushing" Lacquer

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Forum topic by Kazooman posted 05-10-2015 01:29 AM 833 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2015 01:29 AM

Pulling dinner together and watching “Woodsmith Shop” out of one eye. Not my favorite show, but I did catch something at the end that caught my eye. I didn’t hear the voice over, but thy apparently used a spray can of “brushing lacquer” to finish their project. I guess I had never noticed that before. I Googled “spray brushing lacquer” and, sure enough, you can buy a rattle can of “brushing lacquer” (Old Master’s brand if not more). I know all about the lengthy discussions about spraying “brushing lacquer”, like Deft, but I haven’t noticed someone selling “brushing lacquer” in a spray can. What’s with that?

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 03:07 AM

That is a little odd. I think it refers to the viscosity of the lacquer, and may help the manufacturer get around VOC laws regarding spray finishes. However selling brushing lacquer in an aerosol can is confusing to say the least.

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#2 posted 05-10-2015 02:31 PM

I don’t see it as that odd. After all, the finishing industry gives us “tung oil” that doesn’t have a drop of tung oil in it, all manner of labeling for waterborne finishes (lacquer, “poly”, you name it), and something called “teak oil” which isn’t even a material in existence. They see us (hobbyists) as the dumbest folks on the planet willing to believe anything they print on a can. <rant>

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