The trend has also crossed over into the home - in the form of high-gloss lacquer paint finishes on furniture. I must say I love it - but a little does go a long way....
Here's what Domino Mag has to say about Lacquer:
Why lacquer? Its of-the-moment look will elevate a wood piece from plain to luscious and add glamour to any room.
What's involved? Lacquering requires chemicals, sanding and multiple coats, a process which is best left to the pros.**MLHP adds - typically a high-gloss paint AND clear "lacquer paint" on top!
Is there any kind of wood furniture you shouldn't lacquer? Shiny finishes magnify imperfections, so poorly made or dented furniture may need extra prep work, such as sanding or painting.
Can I get the lacquer effect another way? Some professional painters can spray a piece with super high-gloss paint. For DIY, apply a brush-on lacquer like Minwax, but remember to wear a mask and ensure proper ventilation.
How do I find a professional? Look in the yellow pages under furniture repair, restoration or refinishing, though word-of-mouth references are always best.
How much should it cost? Expect to pay between $200 and $600 for a nightstand and $700 to $2,500 for a dining table. (Note: The process can take up to a month.)