Author Topic: one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?  (Read 5557 times)

Offline rob-con

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one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:36:49 AM »
Cabinet refinishers are here to refinish kitchen cabs. They told me that time between two coast of stain was 5 minutes, and time between three coats of lacquer was 15 minutes. Since I never heard of a 5 minute drying time for stains (he said it was oil-based), not even water based stains, I thought I would ask you pros if a stain exists that dries that fast. I don't know anything about characteristics of lacquer, so don't know if 15 minutes dry time is true or not. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Offline crikeyconcretepainter

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Re: one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 07:33:37 AM »
Yes, you heard it right! The usual time to dry the lacquer paint is between 7-10 minutes as it is made by dissolving nitrocellulose together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents which makes them dry quickly. Lacquer also contains a solution of shellac in alcohol that creates a synthetic coating, causing it to form a high gloss surface. Visit our website to know more.