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06-30-2020 03:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing polyurethane lacquer other

Wood strip art. Oak boards are stained various colors, some with oil stain, some with water based. What should I use to finish? I have spar polyurethane, and a can of spray lacquer. Should I use one of those or go buy something else?


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#1 posted 06-30-2020 04:30 PM

Dead flat lacquer. 2 coats

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#2 posted 06-30-2020 04:50 PM

If it’s an indoor piece spray shellac.

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#3 posted 06-30-2020 04:51 PM

Your spray can of lacquer is a good choice, but I doubt if one can will be enough. The first couple of coats won’t produce much of a film. Depending on the wood, three or four might do it. When asked how many coats of a finish to use I always say stop when you like what you see.

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#4 posted 06-30-2020 05:01 PM

I’m with Jim on this. SealCoat shellac will lock in the colors. Then, any finish ya want. Stop with the shellac if indoors will be the home for the piece.

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#5 posted 06-30-2020 07:10 PM

Kind of depends on what sheen you want and what you have. And if its going to just hang up inside, etc.

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#6 posted 06-30-2020 07:12 PM



I m with Jim on this. SealCoat shellac will lock in the colors. Then, any finish ya want. Stop with the shellac if indoors will be the home for the piece.

- Bill White

+2 I would use shellac if it’ll be hanging up inside. If you want to add a different sheen or alter the color though, you’ll need something else.

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#7 posted 06-30-2020 07:37 PM

Shellac is too shiny For the style IMO. Plus if 2 coats are needed, it doesn’t sand as good as lacquer.

When I said 2 coats, I was thinking production lacquer not the cans. See Rich’s post for that

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#8 posted 06-30-2020 07:43 PM


When I said 2 coats, I was thinking production lacquer not the cans. See Rich’s post for that

- CWWoodworking

I’m with you on that. I try to tailor my responses to the person’s post. He said he had aerosol lacquer, but he didn’t mention spray equipment. Obviously a higher-solid product like Sher-Wood would be far superior and do more in fewer coats. Assuming he can spray it, that is.

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#9 posted 06-30-2020 07:48 PM

I’ve heard good stuff on here about Polycrylic. ;)

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#10 posted 06-30-2020 11:25 PM



I ve heard good stuff on here about Polycrylic. ;)

- LeeRoyMan

Ya know out of all the WB products I tried, poly acrylic wouldn’t be last.

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