The way to Lacquer a Dresser

Natural lacquer finish looks great on almost any wooden product. Dressers are particular handsome when finished this way since it adds a clean, bright ambiance to your dresser. It is perfect for blankets, blankets or any item that you just want clean and protected. Lacquer is one of the very user-friendly finishes available. It dries fast and sets down a smooth glassy finish with no struggle. If you are on a budget and can’t afford to rent or buy expensive spray equipment, you can find the same results with aerosol lacquer in a can.

Remove the drawers from the dresser. Place them across two sawhorses.

Sand the dresser and all the drawers by hand with a rolled piece of 180-grit sandpaper. Sand parallel to the grain just. This is to remove any loose fibers and mild scratches from the dresser.

Wash the sanding dust from the drier and drier having a soft brush.

Hold the can of aerosol lacquer 8 inches from the surface of the dresser. Tilt the can to your 15-degree angle. Starting in the bottom, spray on a continuous wet band of lacquer up the face of the dresser. Immediately spray a down band, overlapping the first ring by 1 inch. Continue upon the side, overlapping the bands before the side is uniformly wet with lacquer.

Spray the opposite side next, then the front and spray on the top last. It’s alright if the spray goes within the dresser once you spray the front. Should you feel that some of the flat pieces on the front didn’t get covered satisfactorily, it is okay to spray over them.

Spray the drawers indoors and out using an even coat about everything. Wait 30 minutes to the lacquer to dry.

Sand everything gently with a folded piece of 180-grit sandpaper. This is to remove any rough lacquer particles which settle on the finish before it is dry. Also called overspray, it is unavoidable on the first coat but nothing to be concerned about. After the surface of the drier and drier feel slick and smooth to the touch, you are done.

Wipe the nice white lacquer dust from the surface of the timber with a soft fabric. Spray everything just as you did prior to finish the job. Wait 24 hours before putting back the drawers back in.

See related