Living room - modern medium tone wood floor living room idea in Other with white walls and a ribbon fireplace

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Modern Living Room

Living room - modern medium tone wood floor living room idea in Other with white walls and a ribbon fireplace - Houzz

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Juliet Faul wrote:January 16, 2011
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    Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
    9 years ago
    Lacquer more durable than shellac although it is very thin and must be applied in many thin coats. Dust-free drying is not a problem, but because lacquer dries so fast it is very difficult to work with. Brushing lacquers are not recommended for amateur use. Lacquer fumes can be both toxic and explosive. For these reasons, lacquer is not usually used in amateur refinishing. For small jobs, lacquer can be applied with aerosol spray cans. This is expensive, but it works well.

    Lacquer can be used on most woods, but it CANNOT be used on mahogany and rosewood--the oils in these woods will bleed through the finish. Wood to be finished with lacquer must be properly prepared, sanded, and sealed. Immediately before applying lacquer, clean the piece of furniture thoroughly with a tack cloth. Use only aerosol spray lacquer, and protect your working area with dropcloths or newspaper. Make sure ventilation is adequate and follow the directions of the product.

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