|Fig.1 Lacquer thinner|
Supplies and Tools:
Clean rag towel
Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner
Paint brush with polyurethane
Glass jar (A little large than the paint brush)
Varathane premium polyurethane
We received a coffee tray for Christmas, it needed some real help if it was going to stay in our kitchen. The last five posts have shown you the steps to make your tray in the best shape of its life.
This post shows the six steps on how to clean the lacquered paint brush used in sealing the paint tray.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows a gallon of Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner that will be used to remove the lacquer sealer from the paintbrush. If you have concerns about this product the Material Safety Data Sheet in PDF will be found here.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the polyurethane sealer can is hammered shut so that the contents do not evaporate.
|Fig.2 Hammer the can|
|Fig.3 The tools needed|
Step 4: Fig.4 shows a glass jar with lacquer thinner and the brush ready to be cleaned. Use glass jar and dip the brush into the jar, then swill the brush until the brush is entirely wet from the lacquer thinner. The lacquer thinner will become the same color as the sealer.
|Fig.4 The glass jar|
|Fig.5 The clean brush|
Note: Each county or city has its own disposal sites and you need to find out where to dispose of the dirty lacquer thinner. Where live near Ontario, California, and the Household Hazardous Waste web site will give dates and times when your waste can be brought to these sites free of charge.
|Fig.6 Dirty thinner disposed|
- Part 1 of 6 - Washing
- Part 2 of 6 - Oil Seal Coat
- Part 3 of 6 - Apply Polyurethane to Tray Bottom
- Part 4 of 6 - Sealing The Top
- Part 5 of 6 - Cleaning The Tool
- Part 6 of 6 - The Finish Product
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