JANUARY Special SALE

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Jan 022022
 

MONTHLY SPECIALS
JANUARY 2022

Featured Products
SALE Items, Click here:
HOT STUFF GLUES


HOT STUFF Cyanoacrylate Instant Glue (Super Glue)

HOT STUFF Instant Glues are not a substitute for regular aliphatic
(woodworker’s) or plastic resin assembly and laminating glues,
however “HOT STUFF Glues will become an extremely
useful & Time Saving TOOL in any wood shop, repair,
refinishing, or touch up facility”.

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Monthly Promotional Sales will feature a select product.

Sale price good for orders placed and paid within the sale month only.
Quantities Limited to stock on hand.


 

ADJUST LACQUERS for Weather Conditions

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Sep 042021
 

Getting the most from your Lacquer Finishes

When & Why To Use
Flash-Off™ Control Solvent & Lacquer Blush Retarder

Use Lacquer Retarder
to avoid Blushing –

  Lacquer retarder is used to help eliminate “blushing”, the white foggy look caused
by HIGH humidity or rainy and cool/cold weather. This blush sometimes is only observed in areas where the build of the coating is thicker such as bull-nosed edges.
  Blush retarder keeps the finish wet longer allowing the trapped moisture to escape the coating. Another advantage is an even flow of the lacquer.

To Eliminate Orange Peel
& Over-Spray,
Use Flash-Off Control Solvent

  The Hot Weather Additive.

Generally,
  Blush Retarder Is Overused.
In cases of orange peel or overspray,
Flash-Off Control Solvent is the best choice to solve the problem.Flash-Off Control is used to improve the flow of lacquers and lacquer sealers without slowing the overall drying time.
The addition of a few ounces of Flash-Off Solvent per gallon of lacquer will solve orange peel and overspray roughness.
Flash-Off Control Solvent will improve flow and yield overall film smoothness.

 

 

Flash-Off Control Solvent Use:
   Add 3 to 5 ounces, Flash-OFF per gallon,
to Mohawk air dry nitrocellulose,
pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed lacquer coatings. More Flash-Off may be added,
up to10% by volume if needed, but that will increase dry time.

Do Not add Flash Off Control to water base lacquers or conversion varnishes.
(NOT for use with Shellac)

About Lacquer Thinners:
Avoid Overuse of Lacquer Thinner
   Most lacquers come ready to spray. This includes Pre & Post Catalyzed, Air Dry, Instrument & Piano lacquers. If the spray gun is set properly, add Lacquer Thinner only as absolutely necessary to achieve a proper spray pattern. Adding more thinner does not help the flow-out or drying time.

Control lacquer flow-out with Flash-Off Control Solvent. If blushing is the problem, use a small percentage of blush retarder.

   Lacquer solids generally are somewhere between 20% – 25% solids and formulated
to be, Air Quality VOC’s (volatile organic compounds / smog pre-cursers), compliant as labeled. Adding thinner will result in a
non-compliant coating. Excess thinner or reducer results in a thinner coat of finish,
thus requiring additional coats to achieve the required appearance and enough thickness to provide a protective coating.

 

Shop APRONS ••• NEW Addition

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Feb 202021
 

SHOP APRONS

We found these discontinued production New Shop Aprons,
we pass on our great savings.

Shop aprons tend to be expensive, so when we found these
I grabbed some aprons for packaging,
sanding, and some for staining and finishing operations.

To keep the finish clear and dust free
we never use a shop apron when finishing
.
    We reserve One Apron for FINISHING ONLY.

To Order: While stock lasts, the Green Bib Aprons are available.


Bysakhi Button Shellac

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Jan 202020
 

Bysakhi Button Shellac Now Shipping


Varieties of shellac resin differ primarily in color as well as properties.
The type of tree, climate conditions, the region where harvested, and the time of year harvested,
all play a role in determining the different colors and shellac varieties.

Handmade Button Shellac is produced by placing Seedlac into a long narrow cloth bag and heating with a charcoal fire.
One end of the bag is attached to a windless and is gradually twisted.
The heat from the charcoal fire melts the seedlac which is forced through the cloth by pressure.
The molten lac is scraped off and placed onto metal sheets and left to dry.
The making of Lac buttons requires considerable manual skill and long experience.

Listing: Bysakhi Button Shellac 



Jul 242019
 

Ultra Penetrating NGR DYE – JET BLACK
The beautiful deep JET BLACK Dye
(Behlen Formula)

is back in production and SHIPPING.

Available here: in Pints, Quarts, Gallons

Ultra® Penetrating NGR (Non Grain Raising) DYE. Excellent fade & UV resistance.
Intermix to arrive at custom colors.
Reduce color intensity with NGR Reducer, Acetone, or Shellac Solvent Denatured Alcohol.

    See: NGR (Non Grain Raising) Dye application & use information


 

Jun 302019
 

H BEHLEN

Aerosol Musts
Please Read: Get Top Results from your Aerosols

Storage for use: 65° F – 85° F.  – Store Out of the direct sun.

Shake Well before each use.

To Understand How Important shaking and clearing the tube is

For New Cans:
Shake Well 2 Minutes: especially Colored lacquers, Stains, Glazes,
Clear Aerosols; Semi-Gloss, Satin, Matt, Flatt, Dead Flatt