Originally Posted by A. W. Landscapers, Inc.
"Fish eye" is caused by improper surface preparation and contaminants getting into the finish before it fully cures.
I knew you probably had extensive experience with lacquer and wood and almost didn't post that. I've always had a heck of a time with lacquer-based on metal. I paint for a guy who was formally trained and worked in the automotive refinish industry. He switched to residential and commercial work. Part of that is trim, door, and cabinetry work for contractors. I've seen a lot of the headaches with "fish eye" along the way and try to stay clear of lacquer work.
People get sucked into the "quick drying" marketing on the can, not realizing what they're buying and the differing characteristics of paints. Give me the longest drying stuff there is. I'll take flow over dry time, any day.
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