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Renner 0 VOC Water based Polyurethane in action

Jack Yekikan, the owner of J.P. Cabinets and design, took the plunge and has moved his finishing operation into the using water based products. After attending one of our waterbased seminars he came to me and said “I want the bet of the best you have in water based finsihes, I want to offer my clientell a superior product that is envirometally friendly and yet is as good or better than conventional lacquer or conversion varnish”.

So we set to work at getting he and his finishing crew trained up on using water based materials, It is simple  but there are a few things you have to do a little differently, for one you have to use a larger tip size on  your spray gun and as well you have to adjust for the drying times being a little longer. That being done we they started out on a relitivaly small application that was simple and straigh foreward. They began using the Renner YL-1150- 00 sealer and the Renner YO-1245 premiun top coat with an additional catylist which made it harder than a pre-catylized lacquer and more water resistant than a conversion varnish. That work out well and the customers were very happy with the work.

While Jack was completely happy with the product he still wanted the best of the best and so began using the Renner Water based polyurethane. YO-M750 00. This is a product that can be use with and additional solvant catylist or not. After experimentation Jack decided that the additional hardner was unnessary for the residential application. This product was applied over the same sealer, one of the great advantages of the Renner system. The stain used was the Renner TY series of spray on stains the same renner stain were used in with the Renner glazing compound  

The pictures I have here, are of some of the cabintery installed in the house but the house still under construction. with permission from the owner of the house we’ll hopefully be able to take a few professional pictures of the cabinetry once all the work is done and the house has been occupied.

These products can be found on my web site at: www.annexpaint.com

If you are interested in getting help moving your shop into  water based materials feel free to contact me, If  you are in the Los Angelse I’ll come over to your shop and  spray out the different coating so you can get familiure with them.

If you want to contact Jack at J.P cabinets here is his contact  info:

Jack Yekikan 
JP Cabinets
12780 Pierce Street Pacoima,
CA 91331-1969 –
(818) 686-6270 

 FYI: I have to say, I was very impressed with both the cabinetry work and the finsihing J.P. Cabinets does.

bathroom vanity

and incredible finish

June 5, 2010 Posted by | polyurethane, Stains and glazes, Water based Lacquers, Wood finishing | Leave a comment

CIC’s LOW VOC Acrylic lacquer in action

The Rapidly expanding Church of Scientology recently renovated one of there  churches at 1413 L Ron Hubbard Way, Los Angeles  and in so doing wanted to use an environmentally friendly low VOC product that would not yellow and yet be tough enough to with stand the beating of  commercial wear and tear.

After a lot of testing they settled on the CIC acrylic lacquer it is nearly as hard  as a pre-catalyzed lacquer with out the toxic acids but  it doesn’t yellow as will all nitrocellulose lacquers.

 Additionally they needed something very clear that would highlight the Walnut veneer which was the theme of the cabinetry.

Here are some pictures of the wood work and the finish:

a phenomenal finishing job

It's a little hard to capture the clarity of this coating with a camera

June 5, 2010 Posted by | Acrylic Lacquer | 3 Comments