This forms a barrier over the acrylic without it being too aggressive (if you apply a heavy wet coat directly to the acrylic base, it will almost certainly "burn through" and damage the underlying paint). - Apply 1 coat premium oil primer, Kills, or Bullseye 123 oil. Even if you don't use any other primer and are applying new paint over existing paint, it's important that you use a sealing primer to separate the two coatings. Test a small area before proceeding. To do this, go over the surface very lightly with a roller that has very little paint … Car was repainted with acrylic enamel in 94 so think the underside of the hood has an enamel paint; but not sure. However, lacquer paint can bubble and crack if not applied effectively with the correct technique. This paint is easiest for those with little to no experience painting a car, as it is inexpensive and is easy to apply. In most cases yes, you can apply acrylic enamel over lacquer primer. Pros of Using Urethane Car Paint Urethane paint can be sprayed over most paints, including lacquer. However, applying acrylic lacquer auto paint over acrylic enamel paint will almost always result in wrinkling or other severe surface blemishes. I used up a lot of cans on the 48 before that. Most Krylon paints are lacquer (technically acrylic lacquer).Enamel over Krylon primer is fine, but don't use Krylon clear over enamel.If you can find Rustoleum clear coat, use that.It is enamel so you can use it over enamels or lacquers.. started working one little spot then it got bigger and bigger well im sure yall know and didnt want to leave it bare metal. If so, does that include rattle-can lacquer primers like PlastiKote's Spot Filler Primer? It wasn't cheap in 1973 but I got real lacquer primer that was the same as the gallon cans after I got my hands on a compressor and spray gun . Subsequently, question is, can you clear coat over Rustoleum paint? If you do not want to bother with all of the hard work involved with painting your car, then enamel car paint with acrylic lacquer in it will suit your needs. I like to use Sherman Williams because they carry every type of finish (including latex and roof emulsions) so they have a lot of experience with mixing finishes. I would use polyester primer myself but that requires a professional shop. When you spray lacquer over a solvent-based acrylic finish, they combine to form a hybrid film, even if the acrylic is pigmented to form a paint. I used the Duplicolor automotive acrylic lacquer that comes in quart cans, and can be reduced … “Paint” and “spray paint” are too ambiguous. Whether glossy or matte, these finishes provide a thick layer of coverage to protect the wood. Now you have lacquer, acrylic enamel and on top of that acrylic urethane. Lacquer can cause the paint to bubble or crack due to the very hot solvent that is a part of lacquer. I want a satin light grey like a navy ship kind of colour. You can also use a paint brush for any areas that are hard to reach with a roller. Applying primer such as Kilz over the gloss enamel before applying the paint improves the adhesion of the top coat of paint to the surface. You can also test the Bullseye latex to see if it will stick as a primer. I don't know if you can find a paint shop that does it but I used to buy lacquer primer that a a paint store in .Waco Tx mixed and put in the spray cans. You can spray enamel over lacquer (after it has dried or "gassed out") but you cant spray lacquer over enamel. The best use for it is guide coat. There are several things to consider when lacquering over painted wood. Shellac makes a great primer for lacquer and will not damage the latex. - Sand it all nice and smooth 220g. Though both paints can achieve a glossy and shiny finish, lacquer paints result in a thicker coat than enamel. You need to know what KIND of paint is in the spray can. If your painting an existing surface that has been painted before, use an undercoater. In contrast, lacquer paint dries when the solvent has evaporated and can soften over time. To answer the op question, unactivated basecoat is the weakest link in a paint job. Urethane is also better than enamel paint, since it provides a good finish and doesn't run lines. The Rust-Oleum 11 oz. Click to see full answer. Use only premium grade or better products. If there is will primer take care of this problem. Also, putting laquer over an enamel primer should not be a problem if as said earlier, you mist the paint on lightly for the first several coats and allow lots of time ( I wait over night ) between coats for the solvents to evacuate. - Apply whatever topcoat enamel you like in a WB or an oil. Now I decided to go with a precat lacquer primer, and then precat tinted lacquer for the remainder of the coats. Primer and Undercoat If it is a new surface, use a primer. If it was lacquer you can put enamel or lacquer over it but the first paint must be completely cured… like 2 months. For even the most experienced professional, using the words “primer” and “undercoat” interchangeably can paint a picture of confusion. Apply a number of very light "mist" coats using the spray lacquer, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. But unless you want a primer colored car your only choice is the clear over single stage. Is there any problem with lacquer over enamel or vice-verse. People also ask, is Rustoleum primer lacquer or enamel? By Jeff Woodard. After 30 years of doing finish work it took me a while to get over my paranoia of putting lacquer over anything with enamel in the name. - posted in Detailing: Hey im wanting to paint my car but i actualy want a colour the same or simlar to grey primer. i used it on the car cause it was all i had to get it covered after i started fixin some areas . The procedure takes about a day, including drying time. Lacquer primer isn't much different than spray can primer. Yes but you have to use the right primer. I ask because I do not have the equipment or place to do an over-all primer job, and I want to protect the few areas where I have done body work, and a few sand-throughs from rust until it can be overcoated completely with an epoxy primer. The primer effectively bites into the surface that is to be painted. Check with your supplier to make sure about the correct primer. The primer that turned to dust was beneath a coat of enamel. Enamel will go over either, but lacquer is too hot to use over enamel without risking a lift. Lacquer primer over brushing putty. There are other types of clearcoat and not all of them are compatible with being coated with lacquer. In fact I shot it over the old paint and rattle can primer spots without issue. - Let it dry. Remember, the acrylic enamel is probably on top of the original lacquer. Additionally, primer allows you to use a more varied group of … Jun 30, 2008 #4 I emailed Rustoleum a while back about putting Dupli-color paint over their primer. If you're just using lacquer, Sherwin Williams makes an excellent primer in black, P61B1 OPEX lacquer primer surfacer. DupliColor is a lacquer and you will normally have problems (crazing) if you put a lacquer over an enamel.-Aaron . First determine if the paint has been clear coated in any way already. Acrylic lacquer paint was used in the 1920's through to the 60's, though in some places it is illegal. Jump to Latest Follow ... Several years ago I used BIN as a barrier coat between existing alkyd enamel and tinted CAB Acrylic lacquer on some cabinets. From contributor J: I use a tinted vinyl base coat, spray it on and sand like primer. It isn't unusual to clear-coat an acrylic paint finish on a metal surface, such as on an automobile, with CAB-acrylic or acrylic lacquer. Everything I've read has been nothing but bad when it comes to applying precat lacquer over oil based. To paint over enamel you must first degloss the surface and apply latex primer. When applying the primer, use a paint roller and make long even strokes. Joined Jan 18, 2009 Messages 2,664 Reaction score 2. Using a catalyzed high build primer (2k) can help but still adds to the film thickness. Duplicolor makes a lacquer paint that isn't enamel, and that is what he really should be using on the tank, not enamel, if he wants to use a 2k clear coat over it. Lacquer finish helps seal wood for lasting durability. You can use something like Duplicolor auto primer or any of the Tamiya flat whites. Finish. Lacquer will eat it. I've been back to that house numerous times over the years and the cabinets have had no issues. That was after 2 weeks of block sanding. Lacquer woodwork finishes are available in a number of sheens. It fills really well and dries really fast as well as giving you a perfect black base to paint your black lacquer over. It comes in a glossy white color that dries to the touch in as little as 20 minutes, allowing … Lacquer primer surfacers are fine for use under any type of enamel topcoat.There is no need for testing.Problems occur when using lacquer thinner or products containing it over the top of some enamel finishes,in which case it should be tested by spraying some out very wet and observing it. Vapors went right thru the enamel & into the primer. Specialty Lacquer Spray Paint adds an ultra-hard, factory-like finish to furniture. 1 rust-preventive paint available, provides lasting protection and beauty in a wide variety of colors and finishes. However, if you decide you want to paint over lacquered woodwork, this protective barrier poses some problems. 7 months of sitting … With most car paints you will need to remove the top coat of paint to the metal, and then paint it with primer. ... (20+ years ago), the rule was simple; lacquer would go over lacquer only. Likewise, people ask, can you put clear coat over enamel paint? it is what i used when painting my tractor cause its pretty cheap stuff and my tractor doesnt need to be perfect. A handy tip when painting is to lay the paint off before it goes tacky for a finer finish. Rustoleum is an oil based enamel. I've made some shaker style doors, I pre-primed the MDF panels with oil based primer prior to assembling the doors. Product Description Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Protective Enamel Paint is the No. The hotter solvents in lacquer will soften the enamel and cause crazing, tiny cracks. I am not an authority on paint and I would never claim to be, but I shot a 2 part Urethane clear coat over Rustoleum enamel on the roof of my 49 without issue. Specialty Lacquer Spray Paint The Rust-Oleum 11 oz. Should work fine. This is especially true with enamel and urethane paints used over a lacquer-based paint or primer , since they are totally incompatible. Acrylic enamel paints last a lot longer, as they form a hard shell when they dry. M. m85476585 Well-Known Member. which paint can i spray over lacquer primer. The required supplies are drop cloths, soap, water, a large sponge, a bucket, cleaning gloves, masking tape, paint brushes, deglosser, latex primer, a paint roller and a plastic painting tray. Apart from this, urethane paint dries off quickly; it's resistant to chipping and doesn't fade easily. 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