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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 10-15-2019 11:38 PM 253 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2019 11:38 PM

It’s faster but I don’t like how all excess drops to one point as opposed to it drying flat on a surface, to hang or not to hang?

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#1 posted 10-16-2019 12:10 AM

If you are having the finish run down the piece your finishing, I would have to say you are applying the finish to thick. You can get away with a thicker coat when a piece is laying flat but then you have more time involved in finishing each surface when in a horizontal plane. Try light coats when hanging it up and then apply more layers. Thinner coats will generally dry faster.

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#2 posted 10-16-2019 05:02 AM

Sound advice, and observation.

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#3 posted 10-16-2019 05:34 AM

Look around at any professional shop, and you won’t see panels hanging from the ceiling—you’ll see them on drying racks. I built a simple one with adjustable arms to support several cabinets worth of components, or anything else I’m finishing.

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#4 posted 10-16-2019 12:04 PM

I hang most of may spray finishing projects that I can. Agree with Bob, collecting to one point shows the coats are too thick. I hang, spray, then hang on a rack to dry. I use a rotating hook so parts are very accessible. Uses much less permanent floor space vs a rack of some kind and only one support point to deal with.

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