Post it here when you get it done. A buddy of mine has made a number of kits check out his site (click here) . I know he has painted a few, in fact, as I remember I painted a set for him come to think of it. It was a blinding indigo blue color.55ford said:Awesome, because I am building a snare drum and I am thinking of doing that color on it. Thank You Alll.
red65mustang said:can't believe I'm answering this post......
This is getting to be big business, as far as furniture makers using automotive finishes.
For years some have used lacquer and some air dried stains and air dried polyurethane varnish.
Now your seeing house of color and base clear.
I sell two custom builders and here is their procedure.
Coat of epoxy (stop the soaking of primer), 2 coats (sometimes 6-8) of 2k primer (this person blocks her wood straight) and than the color with 3 coats of HS clear. 600 wet the next day and 3 more coats. It is than wet sanded and buffed better than any body shop would do.
$50,000 just for kitchen cabinets (Black) no counter top, no installation, just the cabinets!
My other builder is doing a bar $30,000. He stained the oak and let it set over night and now has 12 coats of polyurethane clear over a four day period wet sanding between applications. Talked to him last week and they have been buffing for two days.
As far as coatings on wood pretend its a car and use same procedure.
Yes automotive clear can be sprayed over the wood stains if they set over night first.
I bet if you wash a spot with wax and grease remover the clear will stick Worth a try in small spot.MARTINSR said:Being wood is not my thing I have a front door that has been sitting in my garage for about five years, maybe this is the way to go?
This door came from my grandfathers house built in 1928. I have pictures of my dad walking thru it on his way to overseas in WWII. I climbed the fence and swiped it off the house before the bulldozer knocked it down.
Anyway, I had some repair work done on it and the guy stained it (without me asking) he then promptly quit and I don't know what he put on. Well, I know it wasn't the right stuff for the project because after I coated it with Varathane the Varathane just peeled off like I applied it to wax or something.
I assume I am going to need to take Jasco or something to it and start all over. Anyone have any ideas? After reading some responses here I am thinking strip it, stain it and apply some urethane or polyurethane clear of the automotive variety.