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help in making clear coats pop1/6/17
Years ago a finisher told me to add a tiny bit of red (don't know which one) to white and clear lacquers to make them "pop".
I did this for a couple of years then stopped finishing in house.
It really worked well on red oak.
I never wrote the formula down.
( I didn't use to have an external hard drive for my computer either - How'd that work out for me?)
It was something like a wash coat consisting of 1 part amber shellac 2 parts white shellac and 3 or 4 parts denatured alcohol and a little (quantity??) of some red universal tinting color
I am going to clear finish tables with cherry bases and tiger maple tops.
Has anyone added red for pop? which red
Is there someting else I could do?
Tiger maple is a beautiful wood. To make it "pop" you need a Finisher, if done correctly, the wood is no longer 2 dimensional, it takes on a third dimension. Unfortunately it's not something I can give you a formula for.