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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. http://www.crikeyconcretepainter.com.au
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?
« Last post by rob-con 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.
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Off Topic / Re: Websites
« Last post by NewBraunfelsHandyman on September 19, 2018, 02:12:51 PM »
I've got the website trying to attract business for painting jobs and handyman work in the greater New Braunfels, Texas area. The website address is [http://www.newbraunfelshandyman.com]New Braunfels Handyman[/http://www.newbraunfelshandyman.com]


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Off Topic / Re: Marketing Ideas
« Last post by NewBraunfelsHandyman on September 19, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
I'm trying my best to promote my website for http://www.newbraunfelshandyman.com


<a href="http://www.newbraunfelshandyman.com">New Braunfels Handyman Services</a>
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Thanks for the post Huesandcoats.
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Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Jake's Tips-N-Tricks Thread
« Last post by EpicFinish on February 09, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »
I recently learned a nice little trick for cleaning up new pine soffits prior to applying oil based varnish.  Many times on new constructions the newly installed soffits are dingy and dirty from laying around prior to installation I.E. boot prints, oily hand prints, black marks, you name it.  I wish it weren't so.  Some very uncomfortable sanding is usually implied, either using a power sander or elbow grease while killing your neck and shoulders.  No bueno.  Turns out if you apply some of your oil base varnish to those stains as you go along with your application, and spot sand the stain the oil actually helps pull out a lot of the stain making sanding out the dirt and prints sooooo much easier.  Simply amazing vs. dry sanding.  Yes, it's a little messy as if you're using a sanding block it will get covered in product.  The benefits are worth it though.  Wish I'd known this years ago.  This allows you to do much of the clean up as you go along with your application, opposed to dry sanding everything and then coming back through a second time doing the actual applications.  It won't work on everything, but for the superficial stuff... magical.  Worth a try.  ;D
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / walmart pharmacy price check fax
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I just logged in for the first time to the forum and have found very useful information. Many thanks to all!
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Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Business Form Package
« Last post by RichardParker on November 29, 2017, 01:26:23 AM »
Thanks again to Tim (ProWallGuy)

Tim has put together a package of eight business forms that he uses. He has removed his personal business info and made the forms customizable for your business.
Thanks Tim for your continuing contribution to the forum,
Admin

You can down the zip file here:
http://www.painterforum.com/pfdocs.html

(MS WORD or compatible is required)

Good job!
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Painter's Tales Short & Tall / Re: Very New to painting
« Last post by RichardParker on November 29, 2017, 01:24:27 AM »
YouTube tutorials for beginners are always a good way to start.  ;)
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