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Nov 21, 2019 - 8:32:20 PM


New Zealand

10778 posts since 6/29/2003

I have repaired a broken neck and a Japanese banjo and am now ready to refinish it. I will paint it with my airbrush but I need advise on what to spray on first? Some form of sealer? How many coats etc etc. Please remember that here in New Zealand we do not have the products nor the range you have there. Brand name are meaningless here.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:18:42 PM



11514 posts since 2/7/2008

Can you get aerosol shellac? 2 light coats buff with 0000 steel wool then another coat or 3 with steel wool in between should make an adequate finish. Shellac will adhere to almost any previous finish.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:57:21 PM


New Zealand

10778 posts since 6/29/2003

Thanks Rick. I might be able to get some here or at least something similar. Should I use a spirit based paint or an acrylic one underneath?

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:53:20 AM

589 posts since 2/19/2012


You might consider Rudy's beeswax or carnauba wax method. A search here on BHO should turn up one of his posts.

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