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Quick finish over stain?

by chad515
posted 12-16-2018 01:38 PM


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WoodshopTherapy

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 01:58 PM

Unless you’re going for the rustic look, I would put a finish over the top so it’s easier to dust and keep clean.

I recommend a spray finish using an aerosol can. You can choose either a polyurethane or a lacquer. The lacquer dries faster, but it’s more toxic, so you need a well ventilated area and a respirator with carbon filters.

I hope that helps. Post a photo and show us your work!

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 01:59 PM

You could try a spray can shellac and use a light coat. A couple of very light coats should minimize the acrylic from any runs.

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Rich

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 03:19 PM


I recommend a spray finish using an aerosol can. You can choose either a polyurethane or a lacquer. The lacquer dries faster, but it s more toxic, so you need a well ventilated area and a respirator with carbon filters.

- WoodshopTherapy

Correct to use an aerosol to reduce possible smearing. Totally wrong that you only need ventilation and a respirator for lacquer. You should use a respirator for any finish, spray, brush or wipe, that contains VOCs, and do it in a ventilated area.

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chad515

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 08:44 PM

Thanks so much. So, I guess aerosol it is. Is there such a thing as matte finish in any of these? I see satin spray lacquer. I guess that could work.

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Rich

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#5 posted 12-16-2018 09:21 PM



Thanks so much. So, I guess aerosol it is. Is there such a thing as matte finish in any of these? I see satin spray lacquer. I guess that could work.

- chad515

Mohawk offers matte and flat lacquer in aerosol cans.

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#6 posted 12-16-2018 10:47 PM

Lacquer dries fast… and that keeps dust from being in the finish. I usually spray out side my self. And if I do not trust the weather or it is windy I spray in a shed with whole front open (Big doors) so that no leaves or less bugs get on it and of course rain. Rule of thumb is 50 degrees is needed for it to dry properly.

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