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Acrylic or Laquer finish before weather?

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  • Member since
    December 2017
Acrylic or Laquer finish before weather?
Posted by drumsfield on Friday, April 6, 2018 1:32 PM

Which is the best base coat for weathering with enamels and oils? Laquer or Acrylic clear coat?

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 4:16 AM

You can use any basecoat,but if you basecoat with enamel  it needs to be protected by acrylic clear if you are weathering with enamels or oils.

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    December 2017
Posted by drumsfield on Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:25 AM

Thanks I've heard both, but most reliable sources tell me Acrylics are better.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:49 AM

What is a problem these days is that there is now an acrylic lacquer.  I think in both acrylic paints and acrylic lacquers the binder/body is acrylic, but they differ in the solvent used, right?  For those who have used acrylic laquers, is their resistance to mineral spirits any different between them?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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