I have a stove hood that is lighter than the surrounding cabinets, already installed. I need to tone the hood darker to match. Having minimal experience with UV dried conversion varnishes, not sure what I should use for finishes. My experience is with lacquers. Can I tone my catalyzed lacquer and spray over the varnish, where this is an area least susceptible to wear? I know the chemical makeup of the two is different, but my comfort level is in lacquers.
From contributor J:
The hood looks to be a good match to the door on the left, but not the door on the right. Is that just the photo?
Anyway, if you can spray a pre or post cat lacquer, you can spray a CV. It's really not that much different of an animal to spray. That said, you should have no issue putting a lacquer over top of a CV, but a test sample is always a good idea. The general rule of thumb is you can apply a softer finish over a harder finish, but you can't put a harder finish over a softer one. Just be sure to give a good scuff sanding prior to spraying anything over top of the existing.