Gene joins us for #FinishFriday today to teach us how to use Lacquer! You can use lacquer on ceramic tile, furniture, glass, and more. Gene gives so many great tips in this video so be sure to watch below.
Step 1 If You Are Lacquering An Existing Finish: Clean Slate
Use our Clean Slate to clean your piece and avoid bubbles!
Step 2: Prime Your Piece
Use our Furniture Lacquer Primer to seal the wood and prep your piece. This is a key step and will save you from having to use too many coats of Lacquer. Make sure to shake for 30 seconds to a minute! As you spray the primer, make sure that you spray in passes to avoid overspray. Let the primer dry 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Sand
After your primer dries (the longer the better!) sand your piece. Gene recommends 320 or 400 grit sandpaper. Be sure to sand with the grain.
Step 4: Time For Lacquer
Make sure to shake up your lacquer. Keep the can 6 to 8 inches from your piece. Start by spraying closest to you and overlap your passes. Remember this is not about speed, take your time! Let it dry, we recommend an hour to two hours of drying. We used Orchid Lacquer today!
Step 5: Lightly Sand
The longer you let your piece dry before sanding the better! Use 320 or 400 grit sandpaper and sand before your next coat of lacquer. After sanding, wipe your surface with a lint-free cloth.
Step 6: Apply Your Next Coat Of Lacquer
After sanding, go ahead and apply your second coat of lacquer. Repeat this process of a coating and sanding. You want to do as many coats as you need to get coverage. Two to three coats max. You do not want to sand your final coat. However, if you want a high gloss finish...