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shellac over paint thinner

Discussion in 'Sanding & Finishing - Woodturning' started by Karda, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Karda

    Karda Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hi, I wipe my bowls down with paint thinner when I am done sanding. One thing I have noticed especially with darker wood is how deep and rich the color is. When it dries it don't retain that nice deep color. I shellac it and it is nice but not as nice as the paint thinner. could you shellac over the paint thinner before the color changes back to what it was when dry. Thanks
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Since paint thinner is a solvent, no. If you want a richer/deeper color, I would try applying some sort of oil, such as boiled linseed oil. BLO is a drying oil, so you can topcoat it with a film finish if you so desire. Or just go with a couple coats of BLO, finished out with some wax.
     
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  3. Karda

    Karda Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    ok thanks
     
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