I recently purchased an aerosol lacquer called Permalac to seal my
LOS patina on my keumboo pieces. I was able to get some really
beautiful colors in the patinas but as soon as I sprayed on the
lacquer the colors went completely dead or disappeared all
together. Can anyone recommend another type of sealer that does not
dull or change the color or has anyone had a similar experience
with this product?
Grace, I use the Permalac with excellent success, but I do cut it
generously with lacquer thinner, in order for it to dry within a few
minutes to prevent dust and fuzzies in the finish. Several dips is
enough. Perhaps there is something in the aerosol propellant that
affects the process? Donna Wilson uses a spray lacquer made for the
auto finishing industry–the clear coat spray.
You might also look into cabinet grade lacquer (it will be a very,
very light honey blonde color), from Woodworker’s Suppy, or
Renaissance Wax for a satin sheen.