Painting Furniture: How To Get High Gloss Finish on Wood
- Clean the entire piece using a mixture of hot water and TSP.
- Fill imperfections using Bondo Spot Putty.
- Sand all surfaces with 220 grit sandpaper (an electric orbital sander is best, I have this Mirka and love it)
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.
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:
- General Finishes Urethane (Best Clear Wood Finish) …
- Polycrylic Clear Wood Finish For Interior Projects. …
- Spar Varnish Exterior Clear Wood Finish. …
- Clear Epoxy Resin Finish for Bar Tops. …
- 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.
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.
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.
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.