I had almost a gallon of Varathane water-based floor urethane left over from
a small job. Lowe's doesn't sell it in smaller amounts. On the
instructions, it said 1.) don't spray it, which for floors, I guess that
makes sense, and 2.) don't apply in direct sunlight. So, being the
live-on-the-edge rebel that I am (ha) I sprayed it on a newly stained
dresser, in direct sunlight, as 1/2 of my workshop is my driveway. The
results were great. It dried quickly and smooth, with only light sanding
with a sponge block between coats.
So now I'm wondering about Deft. I've always had good success with the
spray can variety but I noticed on the gallon can of "brushing lacquer" that
it says not to spray. The rebel in me is itching to try it anyway. Has
anyone sprayed Deft Brushing Lacquer? Any other out-of-the-box woodwerkers
out there, and if so, what experiences?
I spray the gloss type all the time with a Critter gun and it works just fine.
It does need to be thinned a bit so it flows out on the surface though. How
much thinner depends on the temperature. No experience with the semi-gloss.
If I were marketing/selling Deft products I'd probably also say not to spray the
canned version so I could sell more of the much pricier spray cans.
Yes, I spray it sometimes - if I have enough to do that makes it
worthwhile cleaning up my cheapo <gasp> Wagner airless. Whether or not
I thin depends on temp...want it so there is plenty of time to flow.
Don't spray in sun, it will dry too fast.
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On Sun, 9 Oct 2005 11:25:25 -0700, "NorthIdahoWWer"
I believe the "do not spray" may be more an EPA thing than a Deft
thing. I thinned it a bit (30%?) with lacquer thinner and sprayed
several small projects with a "Critter". Deft has additives to slow
the drying down, making it brushable, so it'll take more time to dry
than standard lacquer.
For real lacquer jobs, I like H. Behlen / Mohawk, but the Deft was
FWIW, Deft is available in spray bombs with a slightly different
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