August 9, 2015
Wayne was having a tough time deciding how to finish the table he made. He had use polyurethane and what not but was not getting much satisfaction. Anyways, I got a call from him and after hearing his finishing problems, he asked if the Royal-Lac Aerosol would be a good choice. I recommended it and he went ahead after some test pieces. Here is what he has to write.
If you remember, I was finishing a table top and ordering glossy Royal-Lac Aerosol spray cans from you, and you asked me to call you and let you know how my sample board turned out. I sprayed it for for 3 days, let it dry a little over a week and polished it. It turned out great so I went ahead and finished the table. Here’s the procedure I used.
Day one, 4 coats sprayed on 4 hours apart.
Day two, the same.
Day 3, the same.
I let it rest for two weeks. Mostly because my back went out and I didn’t have time to get back to it till today. Next I sanded the surface with 800 grit sandpaper from Festool with a fine orbital sander. Three passes. Next I switch to a soft pad from festival called Platin. I repeated the same with 1000 grit, then 2000 grit, then 4000 grit. I kept the festool fine orbital sander on speed3. It has a 3 millimeter orbit. At the end of the 4000 grit, it had a pretty nice satin sheen. It was very even and acceptable at that stage. It probably would have been a nice setting / semi gloss if I had waxed it. But I moved to the next step and used automotive polish which is 5000 grit. I polish that in with a lamb’s wool pad and it brought it up to a super high gloss instantly. Then I went to 8000 grit on a white pad which made it even better. In between all grits I wiped the piece down with a damp cloth to remove all the previous sanding or polish . After that I did put a coat of wax on it for protection. I used a wax called insulator 845. It was designed for electrical insulators in substations and high tension wires. I believe it’s just a hard high carnauba content wax. They do sell it at automotive supply places as people use it on their cars as well. And I read the whole process was very fast and very easy and nearly foolproof.
I do appreciate all your help and will be using your products in the future. It’s nice to know that I can very quickly and easily do a high gloss French polish without all the fuss!
August 11, 2015
Doucette and Wolfe, www.doucetteandwolfefurniture.com has been using Royal-Lac on their custom furniture with great results. Luke came across one of their videos showing the making of some tables. So, he decided to give Royal-Lac a try. He needed some help learning how to pad it on. Fortunately he lives in my home town – Sunny San Diego. A lesson was enough to get him started. Here are his comments and photos.
Here is the finished table. I added Royal Lac until i achieved the desired result. I could not have asked for a better finish. There are no overlap or any other finish marks noticeable to my eye, let alone to a layman’s eyes.
I cannot thank you enough for all of your help. Your product totally exceeded my expectations. Now I simply wait till Christmas to gift the table to my parents.
If you need me to endorse Seal/Royal lac or write a testimonial for your website or anything else please let me know.