Lacquer Compatability

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by pete marken, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. pete marken

    pete marken

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    Can someone tell me is Watco lacquer is compatible with MinWax lacquer?
     
  2. Lamar Wright

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    Pete, I've read on other forums that people have stated Minwax and Watco interchangeably without compatibility issues. This was from a forum where they make and finish guitars. I've used both lacquers and found out that after time the Minwax seems to have a little checking, however, I've never used one over the other as other people have.
     
  3. Bill Boehme

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    I've mixed layers of different brands of lacquer without any problems. Some brands dry faster than others. Allow one coat to completely dry before applying another layer of a different brand.
     

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