I had a LJ send a message about finishing. I thought maybe I’d post the question and answer here and let other LJ’s chime in on what they think or use.
I wanted to ask you if you use any kind of sanding sealer on your murphy beds and side cabinets before you spray them with lacquer…
The lacquers that they make now doesn’t need a sanding sealer really. They are so easy to sand there is no point in keeping two products. The companies add a product to make is easier to use as a sealer. For the last 10 years I have not used a sanding sealer on lacquer. I use too.
Usually I spray two coats full strength, with sanding in between. If it is a very dry day, I may thin the last coat down or spray an extra coat that is thinned. If it is very humid and the finish starts to blush, I’ll spray a very thin coat and add a little retarder(slow drying) type of thinner in there to slow the drying time down.
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