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Forum topic by Helpneeded posted 10-01-2018 12:17 PM 336 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Helpneeded

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10-01-2018 12:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lacquer yellowing tip trick question resource

The kitchen cabinets are sprayed in clear lacquer over alder and over the years have started to yellow. Took all the doors and drawers out and have sanded them lightly taking off the yellowing locked her in some areas. After thinking about it did I just screw? Where do I go from here?


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#1 posted 10-01-2018 04:09 PM

Clean surface well of all dust and re-lacquer. You can also use polyurethane varnish.

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#2 posted 10-01-2018 04:33 PM

I suggest you proof read what your spell checker changed before posting a message. I couldn’t figure out what you meant by” lightly taking off the yellowing locked her in some places”.

The kitchen cabinets are sprayed in clear lacquer over alder and over the years have started to yellow. Took all the doors and drawers out and have sanded them lightly taking off the yellowing locked her in some areas. After thinking about it did I just screw? Where do I go from here?

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#3 posted 10-01-2018 05:31 PM

I’ve never used this to finish cabinets – interesting technique… ;)

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 12:44 AM

Depends. Suspect original finish was solvent lacquer – test with lacquer thinner. All solvent lacquer yellows with time. Poly varnish, oil based, will add a lot of yellow. Some Water based finishes, such as Target Coatings em9000 are water clear and stay that way. Prev poster didnt specify type of poly – big differences between oil and water based products. I have used em9000 over solvent lacquer that was years old, but color was also applied so I have no idea if the lacquer yellowed. Since the wb finish should prevent oxidation it should stay clear.

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