Hollandlac – Best Practice video transcription
John: What is that, velvet? It’s beautiful.
Scott: So, Hollandlac is made by Fine Paints of Europe…I think Fine Paints of Europe is known for making outstanding paint. Hollandlac is their alkyd product. So, we’ve been using it in a high-gloss. And when you’re using it in a high-gloss situation, I think the first concern is containments in the air. You want to do your best to have a spray booth, if you can, where you’ve got proper ventilation…there’s even talk of setting up a small pool of water, up to 2 inches, and then when you set your door on it, all of the particles in the air, instead of settling on the ground, when you walk or move things around, it bounces up, and it’ll contaminate your freshly sprayed surface – it’ll actually get caught in that pool of water.
Using the product: we like to use it on doors – front doors. People really like their front door to pop. It’s a great place to use that product. We’ve done quite a few doors recently. I recommend that if you’re doing a dark color, Fine Paints of Europe also has a clear base primer that can be tinted and typically when you tint it, it’ll actually come to that same color, just in a lower sheen. So, that’s a nice way to start off putting those finishes down.
So, what we like to do is we’ll use that clear base primer as our first coat, and then we’ll do our two coats of Hollandlac over it, sanding in-between coats. With the Hollandlac, you really want to give it a long time to dry. If I can, I’ll leave it over the weekend, in between my finish coat and my primer coat, so I know that when I come in on Monday, it’s really ready, hardened up, ready for me to sand.
For spraying, we’ve been using our HVLP. We have a little Vinks Pot System here…we got an Accuspray gun…that’s our little set-up that we like to use. It’s a little small with a two-quart pot, but it’s perfect for doing doors. When I use this, I usually have to thin the product at about 20%. So far, we’ve had great luck with it, and I hope you try it.
Here’s a sample door that we used the Hollandlac on, and you can see that this is an old Fir door, and the soft grain’s pretty deteriorated…overall, it was in pretty bad shape. So what we did was we taped it off, and we started with Fine Paints of Europe Brushing Putty.
Woody: If you only put on very, very little –
Scott: You’re gonna burn right into the wood.
John: So when she says she’ll go to the prom, just stop right there.
Scott: So, we did a coat of the brushing putty over it…after that set-up, we sanded it down…put a coat of the clear-based primer, tinted to this color, which is ‘Rembrandt Red,’ and then did a good sanding coat, and this is actually just one…
John: We’re here in the Venetian in the VIP lounge. This is the owner’s favorite room in the entire resort, and it’s easy to know why. Venetian plaster in two different colors – goldleaf and decorative faux finish.