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Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer

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. After sanding, it provides a smooth, even surface that is ready to be top coated with Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer.


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, interior doors, accessories

FAQ

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

Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer is formulated to work as a base coat under Minwax® 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® Brushing Lacquer. For consumers who want an ultra-smooth finish, we recommend that they apply a coat of our Minwax® Lacquer Sanding Sealer prior to applying a coat of Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer.

Q. 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. Consumers can choose to sand between coats of lacquer if they want a very smooth finish, but they do not have to.

Q. 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.

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

Brushing lacquers work best with either a natural bristle or a synthetic 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!

Directions

For aerosol directions, click here

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.

CLEAN-UP: 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 Polyurethane for Floors.

Aerosol Directions

WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. Lead is Toxic. Contact the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log onto 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.

Clean-Up: 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.

CAUTION! CONTAINS ACETATES, KETONES, TOLUENE, AND HYDROCARBON PROPELLANTS. DANGER! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Vapors will accumulate readily and may ignite explosively. Keep area ventilated during use and until all vapors are gone. DO NOT SMOKE - Extinguish all flames, pilot lights and heaters. Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances, and any other sources of ignition. CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat from radiators, stoves, hot water and other heat sources that may cause bursting. Do not puncture, incinerate burn or store above 120°F. Keep upright in a cool, dry place. Do not discard empty can in trash compactor. VAPOR HARMFUL. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid continuous breathing of vapor and spray mist. To avoid breathing vapors or spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide fresh air and call physician. DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG TERM OVEREXPOSURE. Contains solvents which can cause permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Conforms to ASTM D-4236. Contact a physician for more health information.