Lacquer over paint resulting in bubbles.

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Dennis asked 10 years ago

Applied water based satin black paint on dresser which had been sanded bare. Followed with second coat.

Desired durable finish so applied spray can lacquer. Finish has “bubbles.”

What are my options?

1 Answers
MagicDave answered.

You needed to FIRST PRIME the bare wood using an Oil Base Primer… then use an Oil Base Finish coat, works best on furniture, rather than acrylic… forget about using spray lacquer for a "durable finish"… instead give it a finish coat using an ENAMEL Oil Base Product (recommend Sherwin Williams, use their Porch and Deck Enamel) otherwise using just an Oil Base top coat will suffice for durability (remember ALL Paint Products take a full 2 weeks to Fully CURE Hard) … Good Luck!