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Lacquer

lacquered hardwood flooring

Flooring product

Definition of Lacquer

Lacquer is a clear or colored finish that’s applied to wood floors for protection and to enhance their appearance. It contains a mixture of resin, drying oil, and solvent to create a hard, durable high-gloss finish .

Lacquer application involves the following steps:

  1. Wood flooring material is sanded to remove all imperfections. 
  2. Lacquer is applied in thin, even coats using a roller, brush, or sprayer.
  3. Let each layer dry completely before topping with another coat. 
  4. Once the final coat is completely dry, the lacquer is buffed and polished to create a high-gloss finish.

The number of coats applied determines the level of glossiness and protection achieved.

Example of  Lacquer in a Sentence

“Regular cleaning, dusting, and refinishing is necessary to ensure the lacquer retains its shine and protects your floors against wear and tear.”

Synonyms: 

  • Glaze 
  • Varnish
  • Covering 
  • Finish 

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