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I'm in So. Cal and I'm looking for who makes good clear lacquer products.

I'm self unemployed painter, who grew up in a pretty hardcore painting family in Scottsdale, back when the only rig to own was a Graco GH-433. That was then-this is now. I haven't sprayed laquer in 20 years, but I'm sure it won't be any harder than falling off a log. What I'd like is some advice on what company's lacquer to use. I remember the talk 20 years ago about lacquers getting "neutered". I'm wondering if their is a large discrepancy in the quality of lacquers available to me now, here. I've got 30 stained doors waiting for sanding sealer. Thanks in advance for the tips.
 

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why not lacquer

Around here, all new construction is pre-cat lacquer. Why do you go with poly? For new work, I think it would be hard to compete pricewise with a precat. I do not do much lacquer work, but Valspar lacquer seems to be the most popular but I have heard some really good things about SW hi-build lacquer.
 

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We have used the lacquer undercoater from SW on request for a superior finish on trimwork, as Dean says... works great!
Topcoat w Proclassic.
 

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What are some good brands of poly? Guy I work for only uses Duron brand, and they say Minwax is crap but I don't know, I've only used Duron's. It's fine for what we use it for because the floors are still pretty messed up even after sanding.
 

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Hey Jimmylegs,
where are you in Socal? I work for Kelly-Moore Paints in Norcal and we have the best laquer available, in my humble opinion. I think the south most stores we have are Bakersfield and Santa Maria. I'd be happy to try and hook you up, if those locations make sense for you.

South Coast Air Quality is really driving the VOC's in CA, and even nationally. 2010 will be some major changes for all states. Get ready all.

Like DeanV said, "precat" laquers are the way to go for painters. Our product line is called WoodCraft. It truly is one of the best out there. I have switched customers from cab-acrylics to our precat w/o much effort.

Good luck in getting back into it again. Welcome back.
Brent
 

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I helped a young painter do an interior about a week ago and he had some Rodda brand of lacquer I think it was "Crystal-Clear". I was impressed. It set up and dried quickly. Otherwise, I have used Sher-Wood Hi-Build PreCat Lacquer and have had good result

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Funny head lacquer make

LACQUER=sher-wood pre cat SW

SPRAY POLY= Old Masters quick dry

BRUSH CLEAR COAT= Old Masters Super Varnish
 
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