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|06-12-2012, 03:06 AM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Big Island in Hawaii
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Well I do have to agree that from what I see, sanding sealer is not something I will use very often. I was hoping it would "add" that starting coat that would make the following coats really stand up...but I did not see the difference except for the problem I ran into. I was doing just fine using only the lacquer or only the Min Wax poly... I have used the shaker can shellac a few times but not allot. You would think after all these years of working with wood I would have ran into this before now...live and learn
|06-12-2012, 10:36 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Florida
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The easy way to tell if the products are compatible is to look at the recommended clean up or thinning directions. Usually mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, denatured alcohol or water. The denatured alcohol evaporates so quick it can be used with the others but if you have a water based top coat stick with a water based or alcohol based sealer. Spirits based products will not mix well with lacquer or water based products.
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|06-25-2012, 05:50 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2011
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I use Deft on all of my projects so I will start by saying I'm partial to the brand. I have had the finish blister as well. It happened once and it's because I left it in direct sun to dry faster (don't do that!). Maybe the problem lies in the drying conditions? Also, Deft makes a great sander sealer product as well, available at Lowes.
Just my 2 cents, hope it helps.
|06-26-2012, 10:59 AM||#14|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Littleton, NC
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Here is my 2 cents.
How old are the products? Finishes just like glues can last a long time unopened but most start to break down once opened. Once opened and exposed to the air it is good practice to discard after a year. Sue you might get more time but as time increases so does the risks. For this reason I buy the small cans. I like to date the cans when I first open them.