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Forum topic by woodcheese posted 08-18-2018 03:14 AM 578 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2018 03:14 AM

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I’m relatively a newbie when it comes to a lot of finishing stuff. I have a question about the use of blush remover, specifically Behlen “Jet Spray Blush Remover”. I had a decent number of coats of Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer on a project, and when I was putting on what I was considering to be the last coat, it developed that milky white “blush”. There has been a lot of humidity and rain, so I’m not surprised. Anyway, I picked up a can of the Behlen blush remover. When I use the blush remover, is that the end of the process, and I’m done? Or, do I need to put another coat of the spray lacquer on afterwards?

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#1 posted 08-18-2018 04:38 AM

If it looks good, you’re done. All the blush remover does is re-flow the lacquer so the moisture can escape. Once it hardens again, it should look good. Sometimes you can get some waves in the surface if you spray over it after the lacquer has softened. In that case you’ll want to sand with 320 or 400 grit until smooth and hit it with a light coat of lacquer. To avoid that, don’t spray too close to the surface. Stay back, but let it thoroughly wet the surface.

All the blush remover is, is a very slow evaporating solvent. Because of that, it will take quite a bit longer to dry than the regular coats of lacquer you apply so be careful not to touch it.

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#2 posted 08-18-2018 05:17 PM

Ok, great. That’s exactly what I needed to know. Now for a quick spray, and I should be done! Thanks, much appreciated!

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