Minwax®
Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Overview

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is formulated to work as a base coat under Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer.

  • Easy to sand.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Seals the wood in just one coat.
  • Use on woodwork, cabinets, furniture, doors, accessories.

Product Details

Application Tool: high quality natural bristle brush
Location: interior wood surfaces
Dry Time: 1 hour
Cleanup: lacquer thinner
Coverage: 125 sq. ft. per quart
Recommended Uses: woodwork, cabinets, furniture, doors, accessories, not recommended for floors

Directions Instrucciones en Español

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WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.

  1. Surface must be dry and free of old finishes in poor condition, paint, wax, grease, polish, dirt or other foreign matter. Note: Do not apply lacquer over polyurethane finishes.
  2. Sand the wood to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Remove all dust with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  3. Stir Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer well before and during use to rotate the product from the bottom to the top of the can. NEVER SHAKE.
  4. Apply a coat of sanding sealer using a high quality natural bristle brush. On unfinished wood, apply sufficient sanding sealer to seal open joints, edges and end grain.
  5. Let dry at least one hour, then sand with 220 grit sandpaper in the direction of the wood's grain. Remove all sanding dust. Note: You can choose to stain with Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain prior to applying sanding sealer. If you do stain, be careful not to sand through to the stain.
  6. Apply at least three coats of Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer according to its label directions. Do not apply polyurethane or other varnishes over Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer.

CLEANUP: For easy clean-up use lacquer thinner.

COVERAGE: Approximately 125 sq. ft. per quart.

Note: For brush application only. Above dry times and coverage rates are based on good ventilation, temperature of 77° F and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperature, higher humidity, lack of ventilation or application of thick coats will extend dry time. Always test tackiness between coats. Do not recoat if surface is still tacky. Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results. Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is not recommended for use on floors. To protect floors, use Minwax® Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors or Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane.

Aerosol Directions

WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead. LEAD IS TOXIC. Contact the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.

  1. Surface must be dry and free of old finish in poor condition, paint, wax, grease, polish, dirt or other foreign matter. Note: Do not apply lacquer over polyurethane finishes.
  2. Sand the wood to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Remove all dust with cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  3. Shake can vigorously for two minutes. Shake for 10 seconds occasionally during use.
  4. Protect adjacent areas from overspray.
  5. Hold can vertically 12 inches from surface. Depress button fully and spray using an even, sweeping motion with slightly overlapping strokes. On unfinished wood, apply sufficient sanding sealer to seal open joints, edges and end grain.
  6. Apply thin coats to avoid runs and sags.
  7. Let dry at least 30 minutes, then sand with 220 grit sandpaper in the direction of the wood’s grain. Remove all sanding dust. Note: You can choose to stain with Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain prior to applying sanding sealer. If you do stain, be careful not to sand through the stain.
  8. Apply three coats of Minwax® Lacquer according to its label directions. Do not apply polyurethane or other varnishes over Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer.

Note: Above dry times are based on good ventilation temperature of 77° F and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperature, higher humidity, lack of air movement or application of thick coats will extend drying times. Always test tackiness between coats. Do not recoat if surface is still tacky. Always spot test an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results.

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is not recommended for use on floors. To protect floors, use Minwax® Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors or Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane.

CLEANUP: For easy clean-up, use lacquer thinner following the manufacturer’s safety instructions.

Nozzle Care

  1. After each use, clear valve by holding can upside down and spraying until only clear gas comes out.
  2. If spray button becomes clogged, wear eye protection, wipe off button opening with lacquer thinner- Do NOT stick pin in spray button opening.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer? How is it used?

Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer acts as its own sealer and can be used alone. However, applying Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer provides added smoothness.

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is formulated to work as a base coat under Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer. It is easy to sand, dries quickly, and seals the wood in just one coat. Once sanded, it provides a smooth, even surface that is ready to be top coated with Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer.

Sanding is not required between coats of Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer. What if I want an ultra-smooth finish? Can I sand if I choose to?

Usually, sanding between coats of lacquer is unnecessary. You can choose to sand between coats of lacquer if you want a very smooth finish, but you do not have to.

Can Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer be used over Minwax® stains?

Yes, Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer can be applied over Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains, Minwax® Water Based Stains and Minwax® Gel Stains.

Note: If you choose to stain prior to applying Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer, be careful not to sand the sealer so aggressively that you go through to the stain and damage the color.

What type of applicator works best with Minwax® Brushing Lacquer and Sanding Sealer?

Brushing lacquers work best with a natural bristle brush. When choosing an applicator, the most important factor is selecting a high quality brush with tapered bristles that will enable you to “flow” the lacquer onto the wood. Avoid over-brushing, which can leave brush marks in the dried film. Do not use a foam brush, since it will dissolve!

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