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.

 

Finishing Classes / Workshops

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May 052022
 

Finishing Classes / Workshops
Napa California

For information on future seminars and classes
Please Email To:
wfs@mcn.org
Subject:
Send Class Information
Include Your: Full Name, Mail Address, Phone #,
Note your specific area of intrest in finishing.
(new finishes, refinishig, antiques, instruments, etc.)

Some of the subjects Covered,
with a focus on Furniture Finishes:

• Understanding the Substrate
• Glue Selection and Finishing Problems
• Selectinng The Right Finish for the Project;
Shellac, Wax, Oils, Varnishes, Lacquers
• Specality Finishes & Lacquer Varieties
• Dyes Stains:
Waterborne & Traditional Oil Formulations
• Color Matching & Color Theory for the Fnisher
• Lighting – manage the laws of light to improve any finish
• Basic Finishing Schedules

  Sealers, Topcoats, Finish Rub Out, Waxes
• Finish Application Methods and Advantages

• Brush & Spray Equipment Selection
• New Finishes, Refinishing, Restoration of Finishes
• Finish Touch-up and Damage Repair
• SHELLAC; Types, Varieties , Mixing, Blending, Application
Also, Half day Class
Developing a finishing schedule and color matching an existing finish.


Wood Finish Supply Shellac.netMerit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor



Covid-19 Update 9/15/22 – Unvaccinated Mask Reequest

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Mar 052022
 

Our Showroom is Now Open
New Location 2465 Second Street, Napa Ca

COVID-19Update 9/15/22
Unvaccinated persons are
Requested to Wear a Mask
Indoors
Thank You!

 707-299-8016 or 707-391-4042 Monday – Friday

Online Web Orders will be shipped promptly via Mail or UPS

Wood Finish Supply – Shellac.netMerit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor

Thank You for your support, we appreciate your business
Ron, Pete & Shannon


New – Dewaxed Flake – BONA / MAROON

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Mar 052022
 

2022 Production Shipping Now
Dewaxed FlakeBONA / MAROON Red / Brownish Toned
BONA Maroon / Ruby

Use BONA / MAROON on Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood,
and similar toned woods to enhance the warm tones.
An excellent tone for finishing antiques or to make a
Dewaxed SEALCOAT primer / under-coater or transitional coating between dissimilar finish materials.

Intermix the liquid BONA / Maroon with other liquid shellacs
to adjust color to create a variety of warm rich tones.
    (Maroon is sometimes sold as Garnet)
 Click To See: Shellac Variety Listing