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 Post subject: how many coats of paint?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:49 pm 
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I am painting the table (front surface) of a Gibson LP studio in faded cherry with satin clear coat. How many coats do I need of paint from a can and how many clear coats?

thank you in advance for advice offered!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:14 pm 
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Color coats should be applied until you get complete coverage. Clear coats depends. What are you spraying? Will you be sanding and/or polishing?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Barry Daniels wrote:
Color coats should be applied until you get complete coverage. Clear coats depends. What are you spraying? Will you be sanding and/or polishing?


I am trying to get a faded, matt, satin finish, not shiny or polished. I bought clear satin nitro for that purpose. Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Well, there is no set number of coats. Way too many variables. Apply coats until you get the effect or thickness that you want.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:46 am 
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Barry Daniels wrote:
Well, there is no set number of coats. Way too many variables. Apply coats until you get the effect or thickness that you want.


many thanks!


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