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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. Explore Cabinet Door Options.

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