Is this lacquer blush??

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by nnieman, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. nnieman

    nnieman Tele-Meister

    Jan 19, 2013
    ontario, canada


  2. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    Sure sounds like it. I usually apply at least 4-5 coats of color. Surprisingly, just getting "coverage" can result in a bit of transparency when you apply the clear and it melts in. some of the pigment always is pulled up into the clear - that gives lacquer part of its "depth" effect.

    If you haven't had transparency issues with previous projects applying only two color coats I'm guessing those coats are probably too heavy - which contributes to blush issues if conditions are marginal. The thicker the coat, the more moisture is trapped...and the more blush results.

    You may want to try fogging blush remover over it before just throwing in the towel. It may solve the problem or may not, but you'll learn how to use it - which is VERY important. Even pros end up with blush now and then and keep it around. I have 4 different blends that Mohawk packages - each with a slightly different solvent blend and small quantity of nitrocellulose resin (they work with nitro, acrylic and blended lacquers). Very strongly recommended.

    Goo luck!
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