The Lacquer finish

Lacquer finishes have been popular for a tough, durable and water-resistant clear finish. Today’s lacquers are available in both spray and brush-on styles, but both have the advantage of being among the fastest-drying of all woodworking finishes.This finish can be of any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss, and it can be further polished as required. It is also used for “lacquer paint”, which is a paint that typically dries better on a hard and smooth surface.

The Lacquer application

Lacquer paint has a different composition from regular wall paint, so application is different as well. Achieving the hard finish and shine you’re looking for isn’t difficult.There are a few different kinds of lacquer paint so we discuss and make sure you choose one that fits with the surface you are painting.Also think about if lacquer is the best option of paint for your project. Wood to be finished with lacquer is be properly prepared, sanded, and sealed.

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Getting a Good Finish

We sand the surface again to ensure it is as smooth as possible. After sanding you may choose to add priming and another layer of lacquer paint before you move onto the clear coat. First spray the top edge of the surface; then cover the entire surface in horizontal strips, from side to side, top to bottom. As we work & overlap the lacquer spray patterns slightly. The edges of each sprayed area are thin; the centers are thick. Overlapping equalizes the thickness of the lacquer film, keeping the surface even. The finish coats are applied in many thin layers.

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