May 142022
 

Getting the most from your Lacquer Finishes
When & Why To Use
Flash-Off™ Control Solvent & Lacquer Blush Retarder

Lacquer Retarder helps avoid Blushing  caused by Cold Humid Wet Weather
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.

L
acquer 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.

 

Sep 212020
 

Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply & MERIT Industries
Mohawkfinishsupply.com
Authorized Mohawk Distributor
NEW Location,  2465 Second Street, Napa CA 94559
We are (most of the time) Open 5 days .. 8:00 am to 4:00
pm
&  Saturdays – by Appointment.

 707-299-8016
Please stop by our NEW showroom when you’re in the Napa area.
From Hwy 29 Take The First Street off-ramp, Right on California (one Block)
and Right on Second Street. 2465 is the Green building at the end of Second Street.
Location Map 2465 2nd St. Napa
New Access:
take the First Street exit from Hwy 29
at the Roundabout,
RIGHT on California (One block)
& RIGHT on Second St.
(From downtown take 2nd St. west to the end)

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