I don't know if you can use it over other manufacture's paints. There are other types of clearcoat and not all of them are compatible with being coated with lacquer. I would be sure and let it cure. Generally the only thing you can shoot over lacquer is more lacquer. The pigment, metallic, and UV substances were just in suspension and sometimes solution in the original paint, with no chemical bonds between the substances in the original mixture that you see in enamels. I have heard that Tamiya's primer is one of the best out there and I would like to use it but it is a lacquer based primer and I use mostly acrylic paints. With all the modern advances in coatings -- polyurethane, shellac, urethane, or varnish -- some confusion about formula is to be expected. (as if you were doing a camouflage scheme?). I don't know if the above statement is correct and that is what I am asking you: Is it correct? Waterbased varnishes such as those from Minwax did adhere but discolored the light colors of paint. All homemade, of course. I will use the JW brand. I am about to make and paint a very large schrank (German style cabinet which serves as a closet). Make sure you paint fat over lean as a golden rule several thin coats first . These are the basic "glues" that make paint stick. Painting over varnish is a great way to modernize and revive old furniture. Edited 5/9/2006 12:29 pm ET by HowardAcheson, Edited 5/9/2006 12:30 pm ET by HowardAcheson, Well, sort of. They are long spaghetti-like molecules that glue the paint pigments to the surface that you are painting. Very informative explanation, but I was just stating that Testor's Dullcote and Glosscote can be used over (I should have said Testor's) enamels and acrylics even though it is lacquer based. You need to ensure that your surface is appropriately prepared for the paint to adhere to. I put "acrylics" in quote because "acrylic" means different things to different people. Airliners (Braniff), civil aircraft, real space, sci-fi (Star Trek), Pre WW2 Naval Ships, Merchant Ships, Sailing Ships, WW1 armor and planes. I'm sorta new to this paint business, but I'm willing to try any suggestions ya'll might have. They do a better job of dissolving the binders and pigments, but the more of these solvents the more expensive they become. Of course there are some waterborne acrylics that have had some amber dye added to provide some grain highlighting. Acrylic paints are commonly referred to as "water"based but the reality is that the primary solvent is alcohol. Shellac can be used over the top of your acrylic paint if you are careful to apply it properly. Acrylic lacquer paint was used in the 1920's through to the 60's, though in some places it is illegal. The problem with this method is, you won't necessarily discover a problem that doesn't show up for, say, several years (though you can stress the boards by putting them in direct sunlight for several days). Use steam to create strong, curved parts with continuous grain. These solvents are the "hottest" and will generally dissolve almost anything. Acrylic Plexiglass and Soft Maple - Bent Lamination Glue Up, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking USB, Editor's letter: Finding sanctuary in the shop, From the Editor: Publishing during a pandemic, Save 56% off the magazine newsstand price. Acrylic paints are commonly referred to as "water"based but the reality is that the primary solvent is alcohol. You should contact the manufacturer of your acrylic paints. Depending on the mix and the lacquer, enamals it can be used over lacquer. Although Delta does not manufacture the JW brand, the lady was nice enough to give me ####phone number where I can purchase the larger containers of JW varnish. Use a simple shopmade jig to create cabinets that stand the test of time. Some of these were first discovered by German Chemists in the late 1800's. Acrylic correctly describes the pigments used, not the thinners. UNLIMITED Membership is like taking a master class in woodworking for less than $10 a month. Mostly though, I've seen this in waterborne floor finishes. The inorganic pigments are, as PeteJ says, natural minerals. It still makes me nuts that we refer to water/alcohol based paint at "Acrylic" although I don't know what other word we would use for it. There are several things to consider when lacquering over painted wood. The pigments that PeteJ mention come in two categorizes: Inorganic and Organic. Lay on a thick coat and you have problems. I would also add that a clear waterborne acrylic should work just fine. Become an UNLIMITED member and get it all: searchable online archive of every issue, how-to videos, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking digital series, print magazine, e-newsletter, and more. It isn't unusual to clear-coat an acrylic paint finish on a metal surface, such as on an automobile, with CAB-acrylic or acrylic lacquer. I can't tell you which ones, because I shy away from "acrylics.". Apply a number of very light "mist" coats using the spray lacquer, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. That cheap primer should come off with lacquer thinner. I usually allow any paint I apply to dry/cure for a week before applying more paint on top. Because you're thinning the poly to wipe on you shouldn't have too much concern about runs. There are risks to spraying any type of solvent lacquer over any existing, and older, paint or finish. Laid down in light coats so the solvents will evaporate quickly, they can all be used with each other. But most newcomers to the world of arts and crafts don´t know how … What Materials Can You Use Acrylic Paint on – A Full List Read More » I saw that the hard way once. Enamel thinner is mostly naphtha AKA mineral spirits or paint thinner. This is the acrylic craft paint like you can buy at Wally World. Other glycols that you know are automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol). Because dilute alcohol will not generally dissolve lacquers or enamels it can be used over them. "You can apply Glosscote/Dullcote over any Testors, Model Master or Aztek acrylic, enamel or lacquer as they are specially formulated to go over them with no problems. A wet application can cause many paints and finishes to wrinkle or blister, even an old coat of lacquer itself. You'll need sandpaper or deglosser, primer, and paint. Just does'nt look right. That is the nature of the beast. The person I talked to had faced the same situation and tried a number of different things. When you get two paints that shrink at different rates then you get the wrinkling. It is made worse because if they shrink at different rates, they also expand at different rates. MigMan, July 13, 2016 in General Modeling. (Acrylic paint dries pretty quickly, but although it may feel dry to the touch, the paint will still be adjusting its inter-molecular structure for several days. I would rather not use shellac as the final coat, but rather something more durable. The polyurethanes will yellow as will non-poly varnishes. While painting Lacquer over Enamel Paint can be quite complicated painting Enamel over Lacquer is surprisingly easy. Also, if you were to paint the layers listed above, would it be dangerous to maybe add a layer of enamel based paint on top of the acrylic base? I'm not a chemists, but this is what I've always heard. After doing a painting, the current books on Bauernmalerei recommend using only varnishes that are sold in craft stores. Doing this however, precludes using it this way over enamels. Because 91% alcohol used straight undiluted, will dissolve some lacquer paint, if given enough time, all of these have compatibility issues. Apply latex or oil-base interior primer to the woodwork, brushing against the wood grain. It went on water clear and remains today with no amber cast. Use some of your acrylic paint and cover some boards as though they were pieces of your artwork. No adhesion or yellowing. Also some acrylics can be thinned with lacquer thinner. And enamels need not be restricted to pre-shading; you can apply enamels over enamels without any problems. Originally it was done in oil paints, but now most folks who do this use the acrylic paints that are sold in craft stores. The paint becomes a floating layer of pigment and it’s possible to polish the finish with fine sandpaper and a rag to get a mirror finish. I have used Testor's Dullcote and Glosscote, both rattle can and brush, over enamels and haven't had any problems. The organic pigments are usually man made chemicals or molecules that were originally extracted from crude oil or coal tar. The "sweet" smell of the acrylics is more likely to be from "glycols" that are added to the paint to get the paint to flow smoothly. Clark Kellogg shows you how to make your own metal hardware using many of the tools you already own, plus a handful of others. Then go to the HD and buy something that seems comparable. Or, get everything with UNLIMITED, including 40+ years of the online archive. Painting over an unprepared lacquered surface would be much of a waste of time because the paint will not find a … All paints shrink some as they cure. Now I just use shellac. Home Depot is mostly acetone. Another benefit to using acrylic lacquer paint on your vehicle is that it lasts a long time. As for the 91% alcohol, I found that out the hard way on enamel paint when I was trying to do some filtering and washes. I seem to recall Earl Schibe adding "acrylic" to auto paint for and extra fee. Sorry for the noob question,but I am wondering if I can spray Tamiya Lacquer(TS-13 and TS-80)from a rattle can as a gloss and flat coat over my models which are painted in Tamiya Acrylics. Acrylic clear coat is just acrylic binder and solvent; no pigments. You might need to spray a coat of shellac over the paint and then apply a coat of waterborne varnish which will not yellow. The safest thing to do is to use dewaxed shellac over the poly and then you can go to … This time, I'm doing a pretty detailed paint job over the shells and would like to put a protective clear coat over it. Knowledgeable explanation Pete. Tamiya recommends this when you want a "harder" finish. Depending on the mix and the lacquer, enamals it can be used over lacquer. DEFT lacquer is great for a moisture barrier, some of my arrows have been buried in wet grass (and extremely damp dirt) overnight and they didn't even warp (it was heck on the fletching, though ). All paints are made of 3 basic components. This occurs as a result of paint shrinkage as it cures. Naphtha over lacquer but not alcohol and lacquer on the bottom. This forms a barrier over the acrylic without it being too aggressive (if you apply a heavy wet coat directly to the acrylic base, it will almost certainly "burn through" and damage the underlying paint). This word is very much misused to describe a type of paint but it has become a part of the general lexicon and as such we are kind of stuck with it. When you have a cured layer and you spray a new layer down, if the old layer absorbs the new thinner it will start to expand and as the two shrink back at different rates, then you get wrinkles. So, if I understand this right, acrylic is a binder that can be used in all three types of paint. Well done. I've got to wonder about that advise, particularly that which said that shellac didn't adhere well to the acrylic. Once it's all off clean the bumper real well, scuff it with a maroon scotch pad and shoot adhesion promoter and a sealer over it. After spraying the lacquer, I sanded through 2000 grit and buffed using 3M Finesse It II. What is the truth about using modern varnishes or lacquers or even shellac over acrylic craft paints??? One is a severe yellowing, which is not wanted. As a friend said one time, "Shellac will stick to anything, including peanut butter". Having said that, however, there do appear to be some modern "acrylics" that are robust enough to stand up to the application of enamels over them. Thank you very much. Shellac, in a light colored form, super blonde, will have little impact on color, and will not darken significantly over time. This is a rule which I have obeyed for years, and it has never let me down. It does require a few steps to ensure that the paint adheres to the surface. Sailing Ships, Modern US Aircraft and Armor, WWI Aircraft, Formula I Racing, Medieval Figures. He had applied shellac over a stain left by the peanut oil when a child wiped his sandwich on a surface about to be finished. Generally, there are many types of acrylic paints and many different types of lacquers, but you should not lacquer over acrylic paint or any other type of paint. DAMHIKT). I have read that two problems occur. NEVER enamel over acrylic and NEVER lacquer over anything. Acrylic paint cures in about three days. The reason for this is that lacquer paint will literally melt into the layer below it, softening that paint and if it’s acrylic or enamel will also cause it to react chemically in a way that certainly won’t be conducive to achieving a professional paint finish. Can I put a clear top coat of lacquer or shellac over acrylic paint. The two easiest ways to avoid problems are to spray se In short, only put a lacquer top coat over a lacquer … I’m trying to be more careful since the gloss coat I used(Mr.Hobby Color Acrylic Clear Gloss) ruined the camo on my current model. These books give STRONG warnings against using the types of varnish or lacquer that are sold in Home Depot and woodworking stores (eg Minwax polyurathane). Covered the first chest with poly and it worked fine. I don’t know anything about them, except that they are not polyurathane. Thank you. Shellac didn't adhere to the acrylic paint well. Solids or pigments, binders and solvents or thinners. If you are referring to spraying lacquer through a paint gun then yes, but you can only use lacquer thinner. I have read that two problems occur. I certainly don’t want to build and paint a giant schrank, only to have the clear finish ruin the decorative painting. And it is best to spray a dry coat before a wet one, or even shellac can crater over heavy silicone. Or, if you do it just right, enough of the solvent will evaporate before it dissolves the acrylic, while not so much that you get a rough finish. The best automotive lacquer thinners have more of the expensive solvents and less acetone in them. Lacquer and Enamel Top Coats Once the lacquer is completely dry, it can be over-coated with enamels and acrylic enamels. That is the excretions of the Lac bug, dried and dissolved in ethanol. (though originally the chests were very bright and bold) Easier to "age" also. And you can also pre-shade with water-based acrylics if using them for your base colors. My goal is for my work to outlast me. Ideas on how to frame acrylic sheet (for transparent room barrier), HELP! The problem is the lacquer thinner in the lacquer. I used the alcohol to clean and moisten the paint brushes and it did a number on the paint! It isn't unusual to clear-coat an acrylic paint finish on a metal surface, such as on an automobile, with CAB-acrylic or acrylic lacquer. I do know that whatever primer you use, make sure it's complete set, not just dry, before you over coat it because if you don't, you may get crazing as different base paints can set at different rates and one will pull the other apart. Thanks. Because dilute alcohol will not generally dissolve lacquers or enamels it can be used over them. Yes, it is the standard barrier coat, as I recommended in another recent thread, but the first step of using that method is to remove all the silicone that is possible with thinner, etc. Ground up dirt if you will. I took your advice and called the company that makes Delta Ceramcoat. Make sure you apply every coat of acrylic over a dry surface and laquer over a dry acrylic. (Don't let marine silicone spray get on interior brightwork around the engine box. Smooth finish. (I've also done a lot of both oil and acrylic paintings on wood and canvas and always finish with a varnish of some kind because they will have matte spots on them). I tried sealcoating some arrows outdoors, and couldn't tell how much lacquer was on the arrows -- and ended up with a fuzzy/blurred/runny acrylic paint crest job on 11 out of 12 arrows. Simple explanation is this. One is a severe yellowing, which is not wanted. When you spray lacquer over a solvent-based acrylic finish, they combine to form a hybrid film, even if the acrylic is pigmented to form a paint. I would appreciate any practical advice about what to do. In fact, any paint or finish that contains lacquer thinner or is thinned with lacquer thinner or with any of the active solvents in lacquer thinner (for example, acetone) has the possibility of attacking an existing coating and causing a problem. Originals (at least those made in this country) were painted with red lead, white lead, lampblack, prussian blue, etc. Alcohol based over all. You might try Gretchen's idea of a shellac first coat, too. The latter are lacquer-based but their pigments are acrylic polymers. Acrylic paints can dry rather matte and dull and often look a bit disappointing when compared to how they shine when they are wet. Ron's advice is good. I do an old style of German decorative painting called Bauernmalerei. Expect my joinery to get simpler as time goes by. If you paint … Lacquer Lasts a Long Time. "Spray paint" comes in a can so you cannot add anything to it. For instance: Start with a lacquer based primer; then preshade with an enamel paint; then you could lay down an acrylic base color. If you can still smell paint on your model, the paint still isn't dry/cured. That is what gives acrylics that slightly "sweet" smell. UNLIMITED membership - Get access to it all. Thanks for the clarification. Have no idea what the craft varnishes are unless they are waterborne. Mel. With the proper preparation, you can make an old piece look new again. Have made seven or eight of this style of chest. The older the paint layer is, the more damage the lacquer will do, and the less effective it will be at finishing the wood. The other is that these products will not adhere to the acrylic paints. The "other" solvents and proportions are what differentiate various Lacquer thinners. Shellac adheres to pretty much anything except silicone. Layering Lacquer, Enamel, and Acrylic Paints. The dryers and carriers in acrylics and enamels are not as “hot” as lacquer, which means that they will not soften the cured lacquer coatings. You can paint Enamel over Lacquer without any issues. The general rule is: "Acrylic" (i.e., water-based) over enamel (oil-based) over lacquer (lacquer-based). I used a Minwax Polycrylic on a white acrylic painted surface a couple of years ago. If you are talking about spraying lacquer over the polyurethane and the poly is well aged, you might be able to get away with it by spraying light well-thinned coats of the lacquer. Behind the front's flowing grain lie simple and smart building strategies. I'm not a chemist, but I think the binder in the existing acrylic lacquer finish is liberated by the solvents in the lacquer top coat. Acrylic paint is probably the most widely used paint for crafts and art projects. Shellac is the earliest alcohol base "paint" that I am aware of and what we refer to as "Acrylic" is definitely not a shellac. Always good to get better information. The key difference is the binders and solvents. >> Shellac adheres to pretty much anything except silicone. Now, what can be used over what? Click for full details. The JW varnish comes in pints, quarts and gallons, so I am all set. By Wade Shaddy Varnish can be used to protect, preserve, and enhance paint. I've never tried it on peanut butter so don't put a lot of stock in that. But it does adhere well. Enter now for your chance to win more than $2,000 worth of woodworking equipment from Woodpeckers. I've found regular latex gives a much more natural result. And for good reason, it is easy to use, you can get acrylic paint pretty much everywhere, most acrylic paint is non-toxic, and it is quite cheap too. As a retired Chemical Engineer, I felt compelled to add some clarification to PeteJ's good explanation. Contacting the manufacturer of the paints is going to be best, or seek out fellow artists for their ideas. The rattlecan finish was easy and cheap, but I would like something tuff. The acrylics that PeteJ mentioned are not pigments but the binders in acrylic paint. first. Examples are: Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Napthol Red. Shellac is the standard barrier coat between silicone contaminated surfaces and final top coats. High end thinners are also more prone to attacking plastic. I understand that you can layer (but not mix together) paints of different bases but they have to be layered in a specific order. Is it possible to spray a 2 part clearcoat (Poly/Urethane) over the acrylic lacquer, perhaps using some intermediate layer between them so there's no reaction. Most professionals agree that water-based varnish is the best product to use over paint. This paint is easiest for those with little to no experience painting a car, as it is inexpensive and is easy to apply. Not sure if you meant that Steve. That’s when I clean the surface of my paintings, and then wait at least 24 hours for the painting… I mentioned compatibility. Most of the time, I have sprayed clear gloss lacquer over the shells when doing a stain or even an ink screen print design. Braille scale British armor, classic kits, just getting in to ships. Use a viscosity cup to measure . Examples are Titanium White, Yellow Ochre Ultra Marine Blue. You can use Tamiya primer for just about anything without fear. Each coat provides a hard shell over the body of the car, which reduces the risk of cracking or peeling. John D. I do not want to buy a hundred small bottles of “craft varnish” to put over the painting. Lacquer can cause the paint to bubble or crack due to the very hot solvent that is a part of lacquer. That is what gives acrylics that slightly "sweet" smell. When you spray lacquer over a solvent-based acrylic finish, they combine to form a hybrid film, even if the acrylic is pigmented to form a paint. She recommended using an "acrylic based" varnish such as that made by Delta or another company, named "JW". There is no formula to tell you when this will or will not happen so you can only do a test shot to see. Jimmy. I do not want to buy a hundred small bottles of “craft varnish” to put over the painting. Subscribe today, now up to 64% off newsstand. 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