I gave up on Verizon and resubscribed to newsguy, so hopefully I'll be
a more regular visitor again.
Now, onto the kitchen.
The gremlin living in my basement is finding a whole rash of ways to
make my life miserable. Mainly dealing with the finishing, but let's
not forget the drill press (which I haven't yet checked out the new
replacement headstock for run-out).
And, I'm finding that I probably should've set up my shop a bit
differently, at least for this operation. Stuff like storing the wood
not in the tool room would've made a big difference (though another
location was problematic as well).
Plus, I really did put out of my mind how much work building cabinets
and redoing a kitchen entails.
OK, here's my situation.
I'm using Hydrocote Resithane and an Apollo HVLP. Thought I had it
figured out, but no-oo. If it's not one thing, it's another. In
fact, the gremlin (maybe he has his friends along to help him? ) has
been a busy little beaver finding new annoyances after I address the
Oh, BTW, apparently Dial liquid soap contains silicone. DAMHIK.
At least I think it does since I've been adding a bit to the water I
use to spray thru to clean the gun, after which I spray thru either
paint thinner or lacquer thinner.
Also, seems like no matter how clean I think the room is, some little
particle finds it's way to my doors when the finish is wet.
Now I read that Hood (the people I bought the hydrocote from) has a
handy little instruction sheet for this product that they DIDN'T
include with my order. Can't find it on their website either. Gotta
give them a call...
Though, I must say, otherwise I'm quite pleased with their service.
The stuff arrived in a day! 5 gallons pus another gallon of gloss and
ONE day shipping (I mean it was from practically next door, Jersey not
being too far from MD), but I was still impressed.
Anyway, I guess what I'm looking for is some general practical advice
and hints of any sort from those of you who regularly spray your
finishes so I can have doors on my cabinets instead of curtains;-)
Plus, am I cleaning the gun appropriately? Etc.
My plan is to do a coat of satin, a coat of gloss, finishing w/a coat
of satin. Should I lightly sand the gloss coat or leave it alone? I
actually have the gloss coat sprayed, but it needs to be stripped due
to the fisheye.
I better stop for now.
Thanx in (obviously) advance