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    Question Is Clear Lacquer good on pine doors?

    Have some knotty pine doors unstained. I do not want to stain them but leave them natural. Would Watco brand of clear semi-gloss lacquer be a good durable protective coat? I got a deal on some from Lowes is why I ask. I will have to apply with a brush.


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    Mark

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    I'm sure it would apply well enough, but i'm not a big fan of lacquer on things that will take abuse. It scratches fairly easily. My experience pushes me more towards varnish or poly.
    Also, water based products are difficult, if not impossible, to spot repair. In my house, with 2 little kids, i just know everything within reach will get dinged and scratched, so i stay with the oil solvent based products.
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    Paul, thank you for the reply. From reading the can it says good for protecting doors, so I was not sure. Also this lacquer is oil base and not water based if that makes a difference.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wingate View Post
    Paul, thank you for the reply. From reading the can it says good for protecting doors, so I was not sure. Also this lacquer is oil base and not water based if that makes a difference.

    Mark
    One of the reasons I changes from solvent based lacquer to water based acrylic lacquer was that the solvent based was not as chemical-resistant as the Target USL that I now use. I had a piece that sat next to the sink and a few days later had "spots" that only sandpaper would remove. No such problems with the USL.
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    I have used it b4 and it worked just fine.
    If it can be Moulded I'll Mould It.
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    I use have had good luck with target coatings. Exellent products and great service.

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    Thanks guys for all the help and info.

    Mark

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    I would seal the wood 1st with either Lacquer sealer or shellac 50/50 thinned down with alcohol then lacquer. if you use shellac you need to do the entire door not just the knot because of discoloring.

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