Modern manufacturers make wood finishing lacquer by dissolving cellulose from cotton in acid and suspending the emulsion in a solvent. Benefits of lacquer over paint.
It s smooth as butter with no brushstrokes.
Lacquer paint for kitchen cabinets. Lacquer isn t as durable as polyurethane but makes up for its lack of sheer impact resistance on kitchen cabinets with its more subtle sheen and its flexibility it is a comparatively easy. It is a much more environmentally friendlier option than the above mentioned lacquers since it doesn t contain the same toxic chemicals yet it is still durable and scratch resistant. White lacquer looks very similar to white paint but it s smoother and more professional looking in my opinion.
Lacquer is what is used on new cabinets for a reason. When a painter is spec ing lacquer vs. If you use this product at room temperature then it can dry in as little as 15 minutes.
More than any room in your home your kitchen is the one that gets used the most and you may want to paint over lacquer on your kitchen cabinets. Your lacquer finished cabinets won t. It appears insl x is the name applied to paint from several different sources.
Your new kitchen cabinets sparkle like a jewel. Lacquer is a very old school coating for cabinetry. Water based lacquer is gradually becoming one of the most widespread types of lacquer used to refinish kitchen cabinets.
A moderately skilled painter can spray lacquer on kitchen cabinets and woodwork and get good looking finishes. Use lacquer if you want a furniture quality paint in a fresh color like gray or white or in a strong color like blue or black. I recommend using a pre catalyzed lacquer for your kitchen cabinets for increased hardness and durability.
The only reason to go latex is fumes and the requirement to stay out of the space for a bit. One of the most significant advantages that lacquer provides for kitchen cabinets is a finish that dries very quickly. It also takes the most abuse of any room in your home.
If you are doing a white or light color the oil base of the lacquer will make the paint start to turn yellow in a few years and lacquer itself can be more or less a chipping risk depending on the brand. A catalyst similar to epoxy hardener is added to the lacquer so it dries harder when fully cured. Lacquer dries very quickly to create a usable product.
Latex ask about the warranty. By the way the lovely kitchen cabinets in our header image were painted for inside story design in a lacquer tinted to match sherwin williams repose gray and if you want to retain the look of stained woodwork we use lacquer for that too. The solvent is highly volatile and it evaporates to leave the.
If you think about it you cook clean and even do projects in the kitchen. The difference is that a jewel looks good even after 10 years. Once your house is ten years old you will notice the kitchen cabinets looking shabby.
But short term pain long term gain lacquer is a lovely smooth and durable finish.