LACQUER FINISHING - Check List

SPRAY EQUIPMENT:
Make sure your spray gun is set up properly for the material you are spraying &
has a matched air cap, fluid nozzle, and needle of appropriate size.

LACQUER FINISHING MATERIALS:
Thin as little as possible (unless specifically otherwise directed on the label). Over thinning reduces the total solids applied per coat and more coats must be applied to get the same thickness of coating and protection for the surface. Overly thinned lacquer creates many application problems. If flow characteristics need improvement the proper additives should be used to accommodate climatic changes.

Spray with as little air pressure as will allow the transfer of material.
Too much air pressure causes over atomization resulting excessive air turbulence and overspray.

Use high quality thinners and finishing products designed to meet the job requirements.

Do NOT Substitute cheap or mismatched thinners or solvents!

Use Clear Amber lacquers on medium to dark rich wood tones and for refinishing antiques.

Use CLEAR Water White lacquers on very light wood tones and on white or pastel wash stain colors.

Use Sanding Sealer usually not more than two coats (even if you are not going to sand). Sanding Sealer seals or primes the wood to provide a base for the build coats and to makes sanding easier.

Use Gloss Lacquer after the sanding sealer for the build coats. Using Gloss to build finish thickness as desired, maintains clarity of the finish, and provides superior durability and performance characteristics.

Topcoat or finishcoat with:
1 -- the desired sheen (semi-gloss, satin, flatt or dead-flatt) of lacquer if other than gloss sheen is desired.
Or
2 -- rub the final coat of gloss lacquer to the desired sheen
(especially recommended for the tops of antiques and finer work).

Use Retarder to solve blushing caused by high humidity or environmental moisture. Blush retarder prolongs drying while allowing the moisture to escape from the applied finish.

Use FLASH-OFF CONTROL SOLVENT when conditions are hot, dry and/or windy, to solve orangepeel and roughness from overspray. FLASH-OFF CONTROL SOLVENT will help lacquer flow evenly without delaying the drying time.

Use Concentrated Lacquer Tinting Colors to tint or change the color of colored lacquers.

Use Sil-Flo to eliminate cratering or fisheyes caused by silicone contamination.
Most silicone contamination comes from care products containing silicone; --
Use ONLY silicone free products to care for furniture or fine wood surfaces.

PROTECT & MAINTAIN most wood finishes with a furniture & cabinet makers paste wax.

end: LACQUER FINISHING - CHECK LIST


See Also: Trouble Shooting Lacquer Finishing Problems

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