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Lacquer or varnish

Post by marian innis on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:48 pm

I have a Trooper with the solid wood surrounds on the kitchen units and they need a little TLC. If I rub them down do I put a top coat of varnish or lacquer on them ?
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Re: Lacquer or varnish

Post by Paulmold on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:38 pm


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Re: Lacquer or varnish

Post by IanH on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:58 pm

If you can remove, or mask, the best varnish I now use is car paint clear coat, any good motor factor has it. Your car probably isn't painted with gloss paint when new, usually matt. The gloss comes from the clearcoat. If it can survive 20yrs outside and car washes etc, your kitchen bits should be ok!!
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Re: Lacquer or varnish

Post by daisy mae on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:30 pm

Neither, danish oil. when dry a polish with a good quality wax polish .

varnish etc, is too harsh.
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Re: Lacquer or varnish

Post by paul long on Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:32 am

Im a decorator and i would use a water base satin varnish with a tint of your choice to match up your woodwork. Make sure it is clean and prepared well.
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Re: Lacquer or varnish

Post by BobK on Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:44 am

IanH wrote:If you can remove, or mask, the best varnish I now use is car paint clear coat, any good motor factor has it. Your car probably isn't painted with gloss paint when new, usually matt. The gloss comes from the clearcoat. If it can survive 20yrs outside and car washes etc, your kitchen bits should be ok!!
Be careful if using automotive lacquer, it is likely to react to whatever was used originally on the wood, especially if cellulose based   Your wood would need to be completely sanded back to bare wood.     The clear lacquer is good and quick drying and can be built up, but  preparation is essential.    If you can get lacquer which is not cellulose based, it should be okay.
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