The lacquered furniture has an unmistakable color and appearance. Just to pass the hand you can feel the effect of the lacquer: an extremely smooth surface, with no apparent or visible texture. But to leave the mobile so there is a job that involves a lot of dedication and patience.
If you are thinking of buying or renovating a piece of furniture using lacquer, we recommend that you carefully read the question and answer guide below. So you take all your doubts and guarantees the best result for your mobile. Check out:
Question and Answer guide on lacquered furniture
What is lacquer?
Lacquer is a kind of finish done on furniture and doors. The paint used in the lacquering process is automotive, nitrocellulose or polyuterane, also known as PU. However, the lacquer effect is not only obtained with the use of the paint, there is a whole process before, during and after the application of the paint to ensure the smooth effect of the surface.
Which home environments can use lacquered furniture?
Any home environment can be valued with the use of lacquered furniture. In the rooms, the furniture most used with this finish are the dressers, wardrobe and mute servants, while in the living room the coffee tables are very well received by the lacquer. Already in the kitchen and dining room, the lacquering can be done in the counters, tables and cabinets. The lacquer can also be used in the bathrooms, in which case it is usually present in the cabinets.
What kind of material does lacquer paint accept?
Although wood and MDF are the most commonly seen materials with the lacquered finish, other materials also receive very well the technique as is the case of iron, metal and glass.
What types of finishes can be made in lacquer paint?
There are three types of finishes that can be given to the furniture with lacquer: satin, frosted and shiny. The choice of finish should be made according to the decorating style of the environment.
What is the difference between lacquer and synthetic enamel?
There is a very common confusion between lacquer and synthetic enamel. Both materials can be applied on the furniture, however the difference between the two is great. The lacquered furniture has a much more uniform and smooth surface to the touch than the enamel.
This is directly related to the preparation and painting process which are quite different between the two. Not to mention that the enamel paint is much simpler to be made than lacquered and does not require specific tools or skilled labor.
What are the advantages of lacquered finish?
The wide variety of colors is one of the main advantages of the lacquered finish. Another positive point of the use of lacquer is that the process of preparation of the furniture conceals imperfections, grooves and wear and tear, being an ideal finish, therefore, for old furniture that need restoration.
The different finishing options - matte, satin and glossy - are also an advantage of the technique.
How to lacquer a furniture? Is it possible to do this at home?
The process of lacquering furniture is not difficult, but it is labor intensive and requires the right tools. So if you want to lacquer a furniture at home know that it is perfectly possible as long as you respect the whole process and have dedication and patience, otherwise you will only have a furniture painted normally, without the lacquer effect.
The first step to making a lacquered furniture is to buy the right paint. The most recommended is nitrocellulose based, but you can also use automotive paint or polyurethane paint.
Then make sure you have the tools you need. The lacquering process requires the use of an air compressor and spray gun. And do not be fooled: there is no lacquered finish done with roller or brush.
The secret of the perfect lacquer starts well before painting. The furniture must be completely free of imperfections, dirt or particles that may interfere with the quality of the paint. For this it must be sanded, repaired with wood mass and receive a layer of sealant. Only after this - laborious - step that the furniture will be ready for the paint.
And the painting process also requires specific care. To ensure that flawless surface, the paint should be applied in a dust-free location. In specialized locations, this process is usually done inside a cabin to ensure perfect painting. After the first coat it is necessary to wait the complete drying time, smoothly sand the furniture again and apply a new coat. After all the coats applied and properly dried, comes the last part that is the use of wax and polishing. Only after all these steps will the mobile be ready.
How much does lacquering furniture cost?
After all this process you should already imagine that the lacquering is not cheap. All the steps, materials and manpower required for the execution of the service end up increasing the final product. But if you are looking for a perfect finish, it is worth investing in the lacquer.
Meet 60 decorating ideas with lacquered furniture
So, are you going to face the lacquering at home? Or will you opt for a skilled workforce? In any case, it is always cool to have ideas and inspirations from other furniture that have also been finished. So we selected 60 pictures of lacquered furniture so you can already imagine how yours will look. Check out:
Picture 1 - Furniture lacquered: aerial cabinet of this kitchen went through the process of lacquering; notice how the shiny surface resembles a mirror.
Picture 2 - Yellow lacquered door: the doors are usually already bought lacquered and the anvil receives the lacquering process after installed.
Picture 3 - Lacquered coffee tables: detail that makes difference in the environment.
Picture 4 - Lacquered furniture: bathroom with lacquered gray cabinet matching with the rest of the decor.
Picture 5 - Mute created with gloss finish; the piece leaves the environment more noble and sophisticated
Picture 6 - Yellow lacquered furniture in contrast with the raw wood of the table and the niches.
Picture 7 - White lacquered furniture is one of the most common in decoration.
Picture 8 - Impeccable finish of lacquered furniture is ideal for environments with elegant and sophisticated proposal.
Picture 9 - Modern kitchen bet on a bluish green cabinet all in lacquer.
Image 10 - Lacquered furniture: navy blue is already a noble and striking color, lacquered then, do not talk!
Image 11 - Set of yellow lacquered tables; the blue lamp completes the proposal creating contrast between the pieces.
Picture 12 - Lacquered furniture: greenish tone of lacquered nightstand stands out in the neutral tones of the room.
Picture 13 - Children's room with lacquered niches following the same colors of wallpaper and bedding.
Picture 14 - Lacquered furniture: the gray lacquered rack helps to leave the room more modern.
Picture 15 - For those who have style and daring, a mobile lacquered purple.
Picture 16 - Lacquered furniture: environment of neutral tones come alive with the yellow lacquered chairs.
Picture 17 - In this kitchen, the air locker lacquered in blue creates harmonic contrast with the wood that predominates in the rest of the environment.
Picture 18 - Coffee tables in hexagonal format were lacquered in different colors, but all following the same palette of the rest of the decoration.
Picture 19 - Lacquered furniture: home office with furniture lacquered in neutral colors.
Picture 20 - Lacquered bathroom furniture combines with the colors of the tablets.
Picture 21 - White lacquer: there is no mistake!
Picture 22 - A vibrant blue lacquer table to modernize the environment.
Picture 23 - What color of lacquer do you want? It exists, you can be sure!
Picture 24 - Headboard and nightstand were lacquered in blue.
Picture 25 - A simple lacquered furniture, but with different design and perfect finish.
Picture 26 - Lacquered furniture: the lacquer gloss is perceived from afar.
Image 27 - Want something clean and sophisticated for the office? Then wager on a white lacquer table.
Image 28 - Two lacquered furniture in one won two different colors and both in lacquer.
Picture 29 - To enhance the room, a suspended lacquered workbench.
Picture 30 - Lacquered furniture: heavenly blue in the lacquered furniture brings soft touch of color to the office.
Picture 31 - Industrial style decoration in shades of gray opted for a lacquered yellow bench; pure contrast!
Picture 32 - To match the wallpaper, a lilac niche of irregular shapes.
Picture 33 - The kitchen is the face of lacquered furniture: try combinations of colors in the style you prefer.
Image 34 - Kitchen with custom colors bet on the brightness of the lacquered finish.
Picture 35 - Lacquered furniture: gray and red for one modern decoration ; the touch of refinement comes from the lacquer.
Image 36 - Lacquered finish was chosen for these contemporary design benches.
Picture 37 - If it is to create contrast go of dark blue and lacquer; this pair does not let anything go unnoticed.
Picture 38 - Low coffee table has been lacquered glossy finish to match the sophisticated style of the decor.
Picture 39 - An office that exudes modernity and daring.
Picture 40 - Between the marble and the wooden wall, a lacquered bench two colors.
Picture 41 - Neutral and sober kitchen counted on the beauty of lacquered finish.
Picture 42 - Multipurpose cabinet lacquered to prove that the finish can be used in all types of furniture.
Picture 43 - Lacquered furniture: black lacquered table is pure elegance.
Picture 44 - Lacquered furniture: white bathroom cabinet lacquered in contrast to the black wall.
Picture 45 - Lacquered furniture: soft blue lacquered niches is a good color option for rooms.
Picture 46 - entrance hall with lacquered bench.
Picture 47 - Custom lacquered cabinet; the planned furniture cabinets have numerous color options for you to choose
Picture 48 - White and wood lacquered furniture for the bathroom.
Picture 49 - Stylish bathroom: the low lacquered red cabinet, however, is the highlight of the environment.
Picture 50 - The original and different furniture bet in orange with lacquered finish to stay even more in evidence in space.
Picture 51 - Lacquered furniture: on the lacquered blue headboard, a clear upholstery.
Image 52 - Lacquer on furniture and wall.
Picture 53 - Dumbwaiter with green lacquer: a small and functional furniture, but that can and should visually stand out in the room
Picture 54 - Lacquered furniture: white lacquered table reflects everything that is around you.
Image 55 - Next to the white wall, a rack lacquered in the same color.
Image 56 - Lacquered furniture: cabinet under the counter was all done in white lacquer.
Image 57 - Even the hood seems to have been lacquered.
Image 58 - Lacquered furniture: delicate pink of the cabinet gained sophistication by the high gloss of the lacquered finish.
Image 59 - Lacquered furniture: gray room has gained color and life with the yellow lacquered bed.
Image 60 - Lacquered furniture: children's room with lacquered cabinets and without handles.