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 Post subject: Wood cabinet...lacquer?
PostPosted: Nov Sun 19, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Hi all.
I'm in the process of applying lacquer to finish a cabinet restoration and I keep getting the "a bad orange peel effect".
I used pre-stain, minn wax stain and let it dry for 5 days and lacquer spray gets the orange peel effect.
Bought a new can of Rustoleum high luster lacquer and still does it.
The weather here is 76 degrees and 41% humidity.
Also applied a coat of equal parts denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner and shellac and still get the orange peel with the lacquer.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks

Carlos


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 Post subject: Re: Wood cabinet...lacquer?
PostPosted: Nov Mon 20, 2017 9:59 am 
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Location: England
Temp and humidity sound fine; wonderful as we shiver here :)

Usually its down to the spray can nozzle. The best cans for me are Mohawk with the large thumb sized button and nozzle.

I spray with each surface horizontal by hanging the cabinet off of battens clamped to a bench. Front is done on a low table. Reckon to wet out slightly but not go too far: experience again.

Rarely see orange peel and usually easy to rub out what little is there.

You can check that there is no problem with the surface by spraying a piece of smooth, clean (wipe over with IPA or thinners first) melamine faced panel and see how that comes out. Can compare lacquers that way as well.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Wood cabinet...lacquer?
PostPosted: Nov Mon 20, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Thanks, Garry.
I appreciate your reply.

Carlos


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