It took me a very long time to understand the complete worth of ending
merchandise in aerosol cans. Not solely are you able to end a whole
object with these aerosols, particularly if the thing isn’t
massive, you can too use them as a simple barrier coat when the
end you’re brushing has the prospect of lifting and smearing
an underlying stain.
For instance, if you happen to’re going to brush a water-based end over
a water-soluble dye, or shellac over an alcohol-soluble dye,
likelihood is you’re going to lighten the dye shade or, in some
circumstances, even smear it over the floor. The identical can occur with
water-based gel stains and any stain with out sufficient binder to
glue all of the pigment to the wooden. For those who don’t have a sprig
gun, and even if you happen to simply don’t need to undergo the difficulty
of utilizing one, you can spray an aerosol barrier coat of the
similar end you’re brushing (or some other end) with out
disturbing the colour.
There are all kinds of merchandise obtainable in aerosols. All
4 of the frequent finishes – oil-based polyurethane,
water-based end, shellac and lacquer – are normally obtainable
in residence facilities and paint shops. Polyurethane, water-based
end and lacquer are normally obtainable in gloss, semi-gloss
and satin. Shellac is on the market solely in gloss.
Suppliers to the skilled commerce –for instance, Mohawk Finishing
Products – provide extra finishes in aerosols,
together with pre-catalyzed lacquer. Additionally they provide sanding
sealers, toners and blush removers, that are used to take away
white water rings from lacquer finishes.
Mohawk and different manufacturers are sometimes obtainable at paint shops
that promote to the skilled trades and from amazon.com.
The draw back of utilizing aerosols for ending, in comparison with a
spray gun, is that the finishes in aerosols are significantly
dearer due to the packaging. They’re additionally normally
thinned greater than you would possibly like so the product can simply go
by the tiny gap. Alternatively, if you happen to do little or no
ending, it’s possible you’ll discover the expense value it in comparison with the
expense of a sprig gun.
The aim of this submit is solely to remind you that each one these
merchandise can be found in aerosols. I typically overlook this as
effectively, so it’s additionally to remind myself.
— Bob Flexner