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What Is Lacquer?

Lacquer is a coating made of resin dissolved in a solvent. The material is applied to wood, metal, and other surfaces as a liquid after you sand down the surface and apply a sealer. 

The lacquer can be applied by brushing or spraying it onto the material. Once the lacquer is applied, the solvent dries through evaporation. After evaporating, it leaves a solid, thin layer over the surface. 

Lacquer is available in clear and colored pigments. It provides a smooth, glossy finish over the material and is both aesthetically pleasing and protective. Adding a lacquer over your cabinet doors is a great way to make them more resistant to everyday wear and tear. Lacquer is also moisture-resistant. Which means it's ideal for highly humid environments. 

There are a variety of lacquers available. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Nitrocellulose 

  • Acrylic

  • Water-Based

  • Vinyl

  • Pre and Post Catalyzed

  • Shellac

Each type of lacquer provides a different level of durability and finish. You'll want to weigh the pros and cons of all types and their various use cases to find a lacquer that's right for your upcoming project.

Looking to give your cabinet doors a professional, durable finish? CabinetDoors.com offers a wide range of cabinet door options, both finished and unfinished, including pre-primed choices for your convenience. Whether you're looking for a specific lacquer finish or exploring various options, our selection ensures you find the perfect match for your project. Start enhancing the durability and appearance of your cabinet doors today. 

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