cover coat/protecting laquer finish?


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Old 03-18-08, 09:12 AM
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cover coat/protecting laquer finish?

My wife just purchased a very nice looking lacquer table and chairs. As we learned with our bedroom furniture, the finish is very sensitive to water and oil stains. Is there anything we can coat this furniture with that will protect it from water/oil stains? Thanks!
 
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Polyurethane is the toughest finish around.
 
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If the table has the polished finish as on most quality "lacquered" furnishings, the finish must be scuffed with 600 grit sandpaper. This will allow a better surface for any additional finish to adhere to.
Urethane is an extremely hard finish but is very difficult to apply and give a quality look unless it is sprayed. You might check with a local refinishing shop to see if they use a catalized urethane or a bartop grade acrylic lacquer. In the long run, the extra cost of having it done by a pro is far better than a less than satisfactory finish applied with a brush.

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Having read some articles about lacquer furniture, I thought urethane and polyurathane wouldn't work on lacquer furniture?
 
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Old 03-20-08, 01:50 AM
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Most "lacquered" furniture is actually an acrylic enamel. Regardless of whether it's truly a lacquer or acrylic finish, urethane and polyurethane will adhere.
Urethane finishes can be applied over virtually any finish, but the only finish that can be applied on a urethane finish is urethane!
Proper finish adhesion is dependent on preping the original finish properly. Thus, that is why the thorough sanding of the lacquered finish is needed.

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Originally Posted by shinrich
My wife just purchased a very nice looking lacquer table and chairs. As we learned with our bedroom furniture, the finish is very sensitive to water and oil stains. Is there anything we can coat this furniture with that will protect it from water/oil stains? Thanks!
Quick answer is no. Lacquers sensivity to water is one of it's down sides it's also not the toughest top coat around. HOWEVER...good news is...lacquer is hard to beat in repairabilty category. Repairing Damage and restoration of your table and chairs in the future will be a dream compared to the stripping of polys or waterbased.

P.S. Wax won't help with the water or stain and will only provide low abrasive protection.
 
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Thanks to all for the advice!
 
 

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