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Forum topic by stevejack posted 11-30-2021 10:10 AM 482 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2021 10:10 AM

I have been using DEFT gloss and satin spray lacquer for years and love how fast and hard it drys and its flawless in my opinion, but its becoming harder to find and the price is going up up up>

Anyone use another brand they like Was leaning towards WATCO

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-30-2021 11:21 AM

Watco makes excellent products, I’ve never used their rattle can lacquer, but I have a lot of the NC lacquer in quarts/gallons. But I suspect that what you’re seeing with the Deft is the result of environmental rules tightening…and if true it will impact Watco the same way…eventually.

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#2 posted 11-30-2021 06:45 PM

Rustoleum spray lacquer works well too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 11-30-2021 07:32 PM

My biggest complaint with Deft is how long it actually takes to cure… I’ve had it take up to a week to really harden enough to sand cleanly. It’ll harden quick as any other lacquer, but really curing? That’s a different story.

I like Watco, the little I’ve used. I used some recently on a cabinet touch up and it came out nicely.

But I prefer Behlen brand lacquers…. I think the finish from the spray cans are better than Watco or Deft.

Of course, if I can, I always prefer to buy bulk and spray through a gun…. But, that’s not really what you asked about.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#4 posted 12-01-2021 10:25 AM

Well I am not spraying a dinning table, I spray my clocks and little things a bunch so I dont want to take the time and effort of mixing spraying and cleaning up Brushing lacquer. I think I will try WATCO! It’s cheaper to.

I love Lacquer. Nothing works like it. Years ago I made these little wooden hearts. I could spray dozen of them and by the time I got done I was already flipping over the ones I started with and spray the other side. Cant do that with Water-base or Poly

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#5 posted 12-01-2021 12:29 PM

Mohawk makes great spray can lacquer.

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#6 posted 12-02-2021 07:28 PM

I second Rustoleum

-- Devin, SF, CA

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