Waterborne lacquer over waterborne acrylic

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Forum topic by ErnestoP posted 05-31-2019 04:01 AM 375 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2019 04:01 AM

Can I spray white water based lacquer over waterborne acrylic?

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#1 posted 05-31-2019 11:36 AM

Names of products?

General terms of water based products are murky at best. Might be the same thing. Might not.

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#2 posted 05-31-2019 12:00 PM

Almost certainly. Most waterborne finishes are actually acrylic finishes to which the manufacturers have assigned a bewildering list of names. Lacquer is one of those names along with “poly”.

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#3 posted 05-31-2019 01:14 PM

I’ve sprayed Sherwin Williams Pro Classic and I have Lenmar DuraLaq that I would like to hit it with

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#4 posted 05-31-2019 02:38 PM

I don’t have personal experience with what you are asking. I don’t see any potential problems, but the best option is to try the combination on a test board and see what the results are.

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#5 posted 05-31-2019 05:51 PM

As a very resent former paint specialist…as long as both products state you can clean them up with soap and water it should work just fine. I didn’t have dealings with either of those products but as a general rule you can go over water-based (cleans with soap and water) with oil-based (cleans up with mineral spirits or something like that) but you can’t go over oil-based with water-based. For best results you will want to lightly sand before applying the new product so there will be proper adhesion.

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#6 posted 05-31-2019 06:15 PM

Thanks! Did it and looks amazing!

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