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Manny

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In the distant past I used something called pre catalyzed laquer which came straight out of the container and wiped on. It was so easy to use and to get a good finish. Does anyone know if its still available and if so what the brand name is?
 

Chris Knight

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Pre-catalysed lacquer is available from all trade suppliers. Your nearest would be Mylands.

http://www.myland.co.uk/
It is made by a bunch of others including Morrels which is what I use. I spray mine, not heard about wiping it but no reason one could'nt I suppose.

Don't be misled by their website catalog, their printed version carries far far more.

Chris
 

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I was showed how easy it was to use pre-catalysed laquer at Senior Carmichaels - when I did a short stint there. Although they have spray facitilites - i was just doing a few samples - and so wiped it on. I had a spongy absorbent chunk of material- about the size of a golf ball around which was wrapped a strong piece of cloth possibly cotton. This was dipped in the laquer - the outer cloth keeping the surface "smooth" and the internal sponge acting as a reservior of the laquer.

Very quick and easy - and the results were very good.
 

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Thanks Chris - could'nt find a trade name for it.

Asleitch - thats they way I was shown, as you say it was easy to apply with good results.

Thanks
 

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Not sure if this answer is too late to be helpful, but hopefully someone might find it to be so.

Our (Chestnut Products' that is) Melamine Lacquer is a pre-catalysed lacquer, should you be having trouble getting hold of any.

Be careful, not all Cellulose Sanding Sealers can be used with Pre-cats, so make sure that the sealer is compatible (or use the lacquer coat on coat on bare wood if the product allows - ours does).
 

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