A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lacquer Wood

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lacquer Wood

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lacquer Wood

Using lacquer to finish your wood piece can provide you a nice clear coat that is durable and attractive. This will ensure your wood piece lasts and always has a nice luster to it. Knowing how to lacquer wood is like fine art. If you apply it too heavily, it will gum and look uneven. Applying it too light will not provide you the true finish you are looking for. Follow this handy guide when you are applying lacquer for the best results.

Preparing Your Wood for Lacquer

​Prior to starting the lacquer process, you need to prep your wood surface for the actual lacquer application.

Start with sandpaper to and remove any imperfections that show on the surface. This will also help to remove any lacquer or that was used on your wood project previously.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lacquer Wood

You will need to also seal the wood before you can add any lacquer to it. Be sure to wipe down the entire piece after you have sanded it before you begin applying lacquer to the surface.

This is the first step, and a very important step, to getting your piece ready for a lacquer application.

​Applying Your First Lacquer Coat

​Now, you are ready to begin applying a single coat of lacquer to your ​. You will want to use a chip brush for applying the lacquer.

Use even strokes to cover the piece. This will be your base coat and will require a solid even coat that is not too thick or too light. Coverage should be to the entire surface without any missing areas. The same method is to be done .

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