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Old 12-11-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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applying lacquer

hello i am refinishing a dinning room table for the first time i've applied 2 coats of stain and one of lacquer - it looks good to me is it absolutely necessary to add more coats??? i noticed when applying the first coat of lacquer that i was getting a small amount of dust in the finish and i feel further coats will only add to this problem....... any advice would really be appreciated..... thanks


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Old 12-11-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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I'm assuming your using a brushable lacquer or are you spraying it?
Follow mfg. instructions, but I would think you will need at least two coats very possibly more.
You can sand between coats to remove surface dust.


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most likely brush on...
spray lacquer dries too fast to allow dust to settle! lol
that's why i use it most of the time....

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Ayuh,... Any protection to the table,from the lacquer, is due to Thickness...

I do Several coats, sanded with 400grt. between coatings,...
Then a quick rub down with 1500grt. ending with a Good Polish job....
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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Investing in a more subtle abrasive like fine steel wool (a woodworking shop will have options) might be a good idea between coats although Bondo's approach should work too. And of course buy tons of tack cloths. I would definitely plan on polishing out your final coat. Haven't used laquer myself in years but glad some still have the patience. I am not sure I can even buy it here suitable for an application like yours. Once the finish cures, I would hit it with a polishing compound and give it a couple of coats of quality museum restoration wax and really hit it hard with super soft buffing cloths. Should be beautiful when you are done.

Laquer is fairly thin so definitely two or more coats. Not much to do about the dust but make sure your environment is as dust free as possible.

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