13 posts • Page 1 of 2 • 1, 2. Our formula dries quickly, has superior adhesion to metal, and dries to a high gloss sheen. 4. The Main Benefits of Acrylic Paint Acrylic lacquer paint was used in the 1920's through to the 60's, though in some places it is illegal. From what I’ve read here it looks like my painting is unrepairable? No two finishing lines are exactly the same. Wither or not Testors Spray Lacquer Dull/Gloss coat can be applied over acrylics has come up before on this forum. Since lacquer is thinner than the other finishes, it is almost always applied using a sprayer instead of a roller or brush. Lacquering Over Acrylic Paint. You can use one coat to seal the wood. Nor are the finishing standards or production goals identical from facility to facility or shop to shop. 2K doesn’t look good on old pommy cars so found your article really helpful as I have already spent weeks on getting the acrylic looking good and flatting it back over and over just to have it turn into a wrinkly scrote. Acrylic paints are commonly referred to as "water"based but the reality is that the primary solvent is alcohol. Apply all coats of water-based lacquer with the air sprayer adjusted to a pressure of 50 psi. Make yourself at home...read, ask and answer! 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 » Save Share. Post a reply. Lacquer should always be mixed with lacquer thinner, typically in a 50/50 solution, before you apply it. The next step in how to varnish an acrylic painting: Lay the painting flat while varnishing, and make sure it's in a place where it can lie flat and undisturbed for a few hours while the varnish dries.If you try to varnish the painting while it's hanging on a wall, for example, the varnish will just run down the canvas and drip all over the floor. Due to the health concerns associated with 2K paint, I’ve started down the acrylic lacquer path for a full resto & repaint on my 66 Mustang. Gunman, thanks for the heads up on using acrylic.Been painting an old Mg and wanted the finish acrylic gives. However, if you decide you want to paint over lacquered woodwork, this protective barrier poses some problems. Acrylic resin is colourless, transparent thermoplastic, obtained by the polymerization of derivatives of acrylic acid. Depending on the mix and the lacquer, enamals it can be used over lacquer. Though both paints can achieve a glossy and shiny finish, lacquer paints result in a thicker coat than enamel. One problem you might find with using lacquer paints is getting hold of them in the first place. Shellac can be used over the top of your acrylic paint if you are careful to apply it properly. Dad was a hack car painter, but he swore by lacquer. Tamiya uses alcohols and a glycol ether in addition to water as a solvent. The good news is that you can apply several different types of finishes over top of the acrylic paint to make it more durable and add a sheen. So my beautiful white water wave is going ‘yellow’. The … When all he could find was Acrylic lacquer he began using it. I know Ron Kirn and others love nitrocellulose lacquer. Enamel thinner is mostly naphtha AKA mineral spirits or paint thinner. 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. The painting is covered in a varnish / resin lacquer. This is a slightly less aggressive than the solvents in lacquer thinner. Acrylic lacquer paints can be costlier than acrylic enamels. In this article, we are going to go over the types of paint in modeling kits and the differences. But they as still acrylic paints. He made beautiful finishes with both types of lacquer paint. Alcohol, water and acrylic thinners will have no effect on lacquer paints except to make an dreadful mess – you have been warned. Acrylic Lacquer is a premium Automotive formulation designed to give a lustrous durable finish. 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. (3 stage ) Lacquer Lasts a Long Time. The advantage of acrylic lacquer is its exceptionally fast drying time. There are risks to spraying any type of solvent lacquer over any existing, and older, paint or finish. The drying process is much slower than urethane paints and leaving a coat to sit for 24 to 48 hours before applying another coat is recommended. My dad used to paint cars with acrylic lacquer. Lacquers use a strong solvent to cover and protect wood. I have a beautiful large acrylic painting (bought 10 years ago) of an ocean wave. Keep your artwork looking as good as the day it was completed by learning how to apply a varnish layer. Reply. Restoration Shop (AL) Acrylic Lacquer Paint System AL is a Professional Easy-To-Use Single-Stage Gloss Paint Coating System that is Designed for Automotive Refinishing and Restoration Purposes but is also used for Guitar and Furniture Refinishing. Then if the paint is black the yellow will give the finish a green tent to it. If anyone knows of a way to remove dried lacquer paint please let me know. General Discussion. Lacquer woodwork finishes are available in a number of sheens. Acrylic is also used in enamel paints, which have the advantage of not needing to be buffed to obtain a shine. On adding the lacquer thinner to the silver paint I immediately noticed that it seemed to mix in a lot more thoroughly than with the X20-A acrylic thinner. This is the acrylic craft paint like you can buy at Wally World. I would use a clear acrylic spray. Can I put a clear top coat of lacquer or shellac over acrylic paint. You can see below the X20-A thinned acrylic paint on the left, and the lacquer thinned acrylic paint on the right just after mixing each one. While Tamiya's acrylics probably are not lacquers, there is no rule that says a lacquer paint cannot have an acrylic binder (hence the acrylic lacquers in the auto industry). Thanks. Each coat provides a hard shell over the body of the car, which reduces the risk of cracking or peeling. Unlike paint, which is thicker and can absorb moisture in wood causing it to soften over time, lacquer is much more flexible and can adapt to the expanding and contracting of wood surfaces. Enamels, however, are slow drying. I am about to make and paint a very large schrank (German style cabinet which serves as a closet). If it's mineral spirits you'll be fine...lacquer thinner however may soften the acrylic if the concentration is too high. AL provides a long-lasting lacquer finish result that can be polished to a very high gloss. Going over paint it would be a lot safer to use an acrylic lacquer such as cab acrylic lacquer. While you still need to take good care of the car with regular washing and waxing, the lacquer provides a durable surface. Lacquer solvents run the risk of dissolving the acrylic underneath — also, any moisture in the acrylic would not be able to come up through the lacquer and may cause other problems. However, lacquer paint can bubble and crack if not applied effectively with the correct technique. The problem is the lacquer thinner in the lacquer. Because acrylic paint is lighter than urethane, careful consideration should also be used when selecting a primer. The rattlecan finish was easy and cheap, but I would like something tuff. So, lets us have a quick review about these different type of paints. The only problem would come from the thinner used with the enamel. Once dry, it can be machine or hand buffed for an even glossier appearance. Thanks Don . We have done quite a bit of lacquer over acrylic paints,use it for cabinets,with a decorative glaze in the detail then put lacquer over it. Measure once cut twice and it's still to short. The two … Acrylic Lacquer: A new, low voc clear coating for wood. What is the truth about using modern varnishes or lacquers or even shellac over acrylic craft paints?? If the paint is light in color a nitrocellulose lacquer which is the most common will yellow and continue to yellow as it ages altering the color of the paint. Lacquer should not be placed over a varnish because it contains a stronger solvent than a varnish and will eventually eat away the finish underneath. I'm sorta new to this paint business, but I'm willing to try any suggestions ya'll might have. In contrast, lacquer paint dries when the solvent has evaporated and can soften over time. Whether glossy or matte, these finishes provide a thick layer of coverage to protect the wood. Some paints claim to be 100% acrylic but arent. I intend to airbrush Model Master Lacquer (frist Gloss Clear Lacquer, then Flat Clear Lacquer over minis painted with GW and Vallejo acrylic paints. Applying Varnish Clean away all wax, oil or polishes that may be on the surface of the lacquer by wiping it down with naphtha. Since I'm working on a project that has Testors Acryl paint on it and I wanted to gloss coat it for decals, I decided to contact Testors regarding the use of their clear coat sprays. I can see its the lacquer going yellow not the painting underneath the lacquer. I do not want to buy a hundred small bottles of “craft varnish” to put over the painting. Some members say YES others NO. You cannot paint latex straight over lacquer,have to prime with lacquer undercoat. 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. Don in Murfreesboro,Tn. ? A wet application can cause many paints and finishes to wrinkle or blister, even an old coat of lacquer itself. Acrylic paint is probably the most widely used paint for crafts and art projects. This paint is easiest for those with little to no experience painting a car, as it is inexpensive and is easy to apply. Typically, lacquers dry very fast and you will usually need to spray them on or paint them very quickly. I would be sure and let it cure. 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. Acrylic Lacquer clear coat over acrylic Enamel? The lacquer will cause bubbling of the acrylic paint. Finish. Acrylic lacquer vs. nitrocellulose lacquer. 2nd coat will be a metallic/pearl orange and then clear coated. In general, there are three major types of paints that are commonly used in model kits painting, Acrylic, Enamel and Lacquer. Car is in lacquer primer/filler at the moment and I’m hoping to shoot my 1st basecoat of solid white soon. Lacquer finish helps seal wood for lasting durability. Another benefit to using acrylic lacquer paint on your vehicle is that it lasts a long time. 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