Furniture glossing and lacquer
Like for any other job be informed about all the safety matters before you do it .
Restoring the finishing in a piece of furniture isn't such a complex job . It includes the following of the steps described next :
- Stripped of the piece :
( take of all paint, lacquer or varnish )
This job can be done by using paint remover or a heat gun .
If paint remover is used clean the rests of the product with thinner .
- Sanding :
( smooth the surface )
Fix imperfections, use wood putty .
Sand the wood using sandpaper number 50, 80, 120 in that order .
Do this in the wood grain direction, softly, using a plain piece of wood .
- Protect against insects :
Presence of insects can be fixed or prevented .
The furniture can be treated with different products such as formaldehyde, insecticides or other .
- Dye the wood :
( stain is applied )
Once the surface is smoothed apply stain mixed with diluent, 1liter diluent / 100 cm3 stain .
- Seal the wood :
( applying primer, sealer, etc. )
This help the wood not absorbing to much lacquer andis the "welding" between wood and lacquer .
- Lacquer :
( varnish, finally )
Smooth the surface again, use fine sandpaper number 220
Known also as finishing, the lacquer is applied . Sand between layers, sandpaper n 300.
- Polished :
( smooth and shine )
Once you have painted the piece let it rest for a week .
This task is carried out with machine polishing or an adapted drill and paste polishing (available at hardware stores).
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