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Lacquer repair on a dresser

by Imadude1134
posted 07-29-2016 01:39 AM


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#1 posted 07-29-2016 02:31 AM

Put a fresh coat of lacquer on the entire top rather than trying to do a spot repair.

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 12:43 PM

skcj213 is right about doing the entire top. When repairing a clear coat on a car we have the same thing that you have a blend line seen or spray far enough out and fade it away to nothing then buff to uniformity.

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 04:14 AM

Thanks for the advice!

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 04:38 AM



Put a fresh coat of lacquer on the entire top rather than trying to do a spot repair.

- skcj213

Ditto

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#5 posted 07-30-2016 06:02 PM

Ok, so it looks like I will be fine sanding and then respraying the entire top. A few questions come to mind now:

-what spray gun should I get for general DIYer use? I don’t plan on doing this professionally at all is a sprayer even necessary or will aerosol work just as well? Dresser top is about 6ft long and 2 ft deep

-where is a good place to get lacquer that can be applied with a spray gun? My local home supply stores only carry aerosol lacquer

-any thoughts on paste wax and rubbing the finish after spraying? Some things I have read online say paste wax is bad because you will never be able to refinish, but others say it is perfectly fine

-is rubbing the finish necessary after the spray, or is it only needed to make a brilliant shine after the lacquer is sprayed?

Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!

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#6 posted 07-31-2016 04:24 AM

Aerosol should work just fine. My son spilled acetone on our dining room table. The damage was only on the leaf so I was able to take the leaf out and refinish the entire surface. I would guess the leaf was probably 18” x 4’. A bit smaller than your dresser top but I believe it is very doable.

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