Lee Valley Tools primary lacquer is still nitrocellulose. I have not
done any furniture finishing for a number of years. There are dozens
of different finishes available.
Am I correct in assuming nitrocellulose is still one of the best
and preferred finishes, as I am planning on using it again.
Is there another preferred finish that has replaced nitro or is
it each man to himself whatever moves you.
Thanks in advance
I've gone to water based lacquer and poly in my work. They are sprayed on about
the same way as the nitro stuff, and leave a good finish. My only problem has
been getting the warm tone that nitro lacquer produces. I need to put on
something prior to the lacquer top coat. I have been using a dye followed by
shellac or, just amber shellac. Some water based products can be purchased with
a warm colored tint to be added directly to the top coat (toning.
It's a bit more difficult compared to using nitro, but it's a lot safer and is
definitely more friendly to the environment.
Denny B wrote:
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