Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daninkaty Great Product Easy to Use
I purchased this can of Lacquer by Deft and one from Rust-oleum. Both have a very nice smooth finish. Deft to me is easier to work with. The spray is wider than the Rust-oleum which covers a wider area which I'm use too with spray cans. You can apply several coats with about a 30 minute wait between them which worked out fine for me to go do other things and then come back and apply another coat. There was no running at anytime. No clogging of the nozzle, but then I followed the directions and cleaned it after every use. Great product and glad I used it for this project.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RednexToyz My 'Go-To' coat of choice
I've used this for various projects ranging from fine wood turnings to scroll saw fretwork. Applies even, smooth and requires little or no sanding between coats. Spray on application gives me a desired finish in as little as 2-3 coats. I'm done searching for a better finish ... I've found Deft!
October 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rexamuas Great Finnish
Great stuff however, in order to get that pro finish, you need about 8 to 9 cotes of the spray. For mirror finishing, 9 to 11 cotes, wet sand with 1800 or 2000 grit sandpaper, a good furniture compound, buffer pad, high speed drill. With a little work you have that Piano mirror Finnish!
May 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gittarpicker Deft Lacquer Not Good
I got a quart of deft lacquer and it has been a disaster. I finally sanded it all off and will go and get a diffrerent lacquer. The Deft did not ever dry evenly or smoothly at any strenght .. not just brush strokes but blotchy and uneven .. that meant .. put it on, sand it off, put it on sand it off .. maybe five or six times and I finally had to realize it is NEVER going to go on right and the surface will never be something DEFT likes. No amount of sanding or cleanign or priming or finishing .. or diluting will ever make Deft a workable lacquer. I have previously used Rustoleum so that may be what I will go and buy now. This Deft is three weeks and a lot of sanding and false starts. I will never use it again.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by berninicaco3 real nitro; works just fine as it should
I'm refinishing a piano, of all things.
For the body, I'm using a spray gun and buying lacquer by the gallon.
But for other things, this is perfect. Harder to reach nooks and crannies. Small parts-- like the dampers. Repairs.
It sticks to brass and steel OK, too.
The gloss is a nitrocellulose, too-- time tested and classic, and importantly, the original chemistry used on millions of pianos and guitars since the 1930s! So good for many instrument repairs (but always check first).
The semi-gloss and satin do NOT say that they're nitro lacquers, so be careful. That's why I'm buying the gloss. If I want satin, a bit of rouge and a rag will do nicely to turn gloss to satin. Not all lacquers are the same chemistry at all.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by darkstar963 good lacquer
This was the first time I used this particular lacquer, and I am very impressed. I used it for a high gloss finish on a humidor. I build custom guitars and usually get Mcfadden Nitro(Seawards, is what I think it is called now). I treated it as if it was an instrument and had terrific results. Just watch out not to spray to heavy of a coat, it sprays VERY thin, other than that no complaints.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tony good stuff
go to lacquer. believe it or not, alot of luthiers and instrument makers use this stuff. the only problem is you not getting a good deal compared to more expensive brands, they thin it out alot, and has alot of overspray. it sprays on real thin and even, great for getting a super flat finish with effortless sanding in between coats. if you think you need one can, you'll actually need 2 - its really thin.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retread Best DIY Lacquer
I've used Deft lacquer for almost 50 years and have not found a better lacquer for the DIY shop. I have finishes in my home that are 45 years old and look as good as the day they were finished. I've used the brush on and the aerosol spray. Both with superb results.
February 25, 2014