How do you get high gloss lacquer finish on furniture?


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Painting Furniture: How To Get High Gloss Finish on Wood

  1. Clean the entire piece using a mixture of hot water and TSP.
  2. Fill imperfections using Bondo Spot Putty.
  3. Sand all surfaces with 220 grit sandpaper (an electric orbital sander is best, I have this Mirka and love it)

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Similarly one may ask, how do you get a clear glossy finish on wood?

Sprinkle 4F pumice on the wood, spray some water or rubbing oil on it, and buff up the finish with a cotton cloth. It’s easier to get a full gloss finish with a power buffer than it is if you’re hand-buffing.

Moreover, what is the difference between lacquer and high gloss? Lacquered walls get their smooth, reflective finish from a blend of resins and solvents that is sprayed on and dries quickly, creating a hard surface similar to that of a baby grand piano. … High-gloss paint, on the other hand, is slower to dry, can be applied by brush or roller, and does not harden as lacquer does.

Also question is, what is the best clear lacquer for wood?

Based on my decades of woodworking experience, here’s my list of the best available clear wood finish:

  1. General Finishes Urethane (Best Clear Wood Finish) …
  2. Polycrylic Clear Wood Finish For Interior Projects. …
  3. Spar Varnish Exterior Clear Wood Finish. …
  4. Clear Epoxy Resin Finish for Bar Tops. …
  5. Clear Lacquer Spray Finish In a Can.

Should I sand between lacquer coats?

You must scuff-sand each coat to ensure a good bond. Sand too soon and you’ll pull the finish.

How many coats of lacquer should I apply to wood?

Overlapping equalizes the thickness of the lacquer film, keeping the surface even. Never try to equalize the film by brushing the lacquer. Apply only a thin coat of lacquer; this finish must be applied in many thin layers. Lacquer dries in no more than half an hour, but it must cure completely between coats.

What is the best high gloss finish for wood?

The best alternative method on how to get a high gloss finish on the wood is by using a varnish or lacquer. You can easily spray lacquer but if you are using a varnish then you have a choice between both brushing and spraying.

How do I get a high gloss polyurethane finish?

To buff polyurethane, use sandpaper to smooth down the surface, clean it off, and then using a buffing pad (by hand or with a sanding tool) in even, circular motions to slowly work the whole surface. You can also apply a wax or polish for a finish with greater shine.


Hi, my name is Andres. Over the last 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of my friends and neighbors get the most sparkling carpets and rugs they’ve ever seen. In fact, many tell me they love taking their shoes off and rubbing their toes in the soft, fluffy carpet after they get the most thorough cleaning ever! They told me they wanted more… and I’m giving it to them!

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