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#1 posted 05-19-2019 08:03 PM


I just ran across this article by Flexner. He says lacquer retarder can be used to slow the drying time for shellac. Who knew?

www.popularwoodworking.com/article/5-common-spraying-problems

I use Sherwin Williams K27 retarder thinner in my lacquer. Any of their stores can order some for you, or if you have a commercial SW store, they almost always stock it. Mohawk offers it too.

- Rich


I recently did the same. Don’t remember if it was the Flexner article or not, but I did find information on using lacquer retarder. I sprayed shellac on a complicated rocker and added some retarder. It did not have a huge effect (but only used a small amount), but did allow me to use a more relaxed pace and improved leveling. No side effects were noted.

Shellac.net offers a shellac retarder that they say is not lacquer retarder.


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