Can you use acrylic enamel paint with lacquer primer?

Answer You can apply acrylic enamel paint over a lacquer primer. However, there are instances where acrylic enamel and lacquer coatings are incompatible. Lacquer thinner, the solvent base in lacquer coati... Read More »

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Can I paint acrylic enamel over acrylic lacquer?

Acrylic enamel paint and acrylic lacquer paint aren't meant to be layered one on top of another when painting a car. However, if the vehicle's surface is prepared with the correct primer, you can a... Read More »

How to Mix an Automotive Enamel Reducer for a Gallon of Acrylic Enamel Paint?

Automotive acrylic enamel paint must be mixed with a reducer and hardener before application with a paint gun. The reducer allows the paint to flow from the paint gun smoothly. The hardener, someti... Read More »

Can you put lacquer on enamel paint?

Answer Lacquer can cause the paint to bubble or crack due to the very hot solvent that is a part of lacquer. If you want a clear coat over paint, a better choice is spar varnish over oil base pain... Read More »

Can you use lacquer paint over alkyd primer?

I am wondering why you would want to use lacquer. What are you painting ? A house ? A boat ? Furniture ? E-mail me at and we can discuss.