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Tip describes an easy oil-over-lacquer finish for lathe-turned objects.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Tips on amount of sanding required before applying a lacquered finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1988 (v.4#2) pg. 10

Tips on recoating a lacquered finish to improve its durability.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 6

Working with padding lacquer (French finish). This "first cousin" to French polish is great for restoring old finishes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 48

Water-based wood finishes. Advice on selection and application (both brushing and spraying). Looks at 19 different water-based lacquers and polyurethanes).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 16

Tip on using pre-catalyzed lacquer to get a more durable finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 13

Using burn-in sticks (shellac sticks, lacquer sticks) to fill small dings and dents in a wood finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 82

Nitrocellulose lacquer. Selecting and using this long-time favorite of the wood finisher.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 90

Tip on extending the life of burn-in lacquer sticks.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #57 Feb 1997 pg. 18

How to repair a blushed lacquer finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 26

Solid-color lacquer. How to achieve a rainbow of hues from easy-to-use spray cans.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 94

Repair and revitalize minor damage in varnish, lacquer and shellac finishes. Some tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. 49

Enhancing the grain. How to get the most impact from your figured wood projects by applying oil, stain, and/or clear lacquer to a properly sanded surface.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 22

Let wood beauty shine through. Tips on finishing your woodworking projects with stains, varnishes or lacquers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 52

Water-based wood finishes (lacquers, varnishes, and urethanes). A user test of eight different brands.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 41

Instructions for Negoro Nuri, one of the oldest Oriental lacquerware techniques.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #95 Oct 1983 (v.8#11) pg. 36

Recipe for a quick and beautiful wood finish with the advantages of both oil and lacquer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 22

Clear wood finishes. How one painter applies lacquer and varnish to interior woodwork and camouflages the nail holes. Emphasis is on spray painting, but brushing techniques are discussed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 74

Applying a finish of waterwhite gloss lacquer to Indian rosewood.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 34

Finishing materials. An overview of the uses and properties of all major wood finishes, including shellac, lacquer, sanding sealers, drying oils, tung oil, varnishes of different types, and rubbing oils.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 72

To finish the finish. How to handrub varnish, lacquer, and shellac finishes to remove any traces of dust, lint, and brushmarks.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 75

Tips on using "Deft" lacquer over "Watco" for table tops and other surfaces which receive a lot a wear.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 36

How to get a good lacquer finish on rosewood and other resinous species is revealed by the Martin Guitar Company.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 34

Tip: Finish a tabletop with Watco Danish Oil followed by Deft lacquer. Steps described.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 22

Lacquer finishing. How to spray a mirror finish on wood. Includes plans for a shop-built spray booth. Includes tips on selecting and using spray equipment.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 90

Tip: Use acetone to clear a clouded lacquer finish by removing trapped moisture.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 16

Tips on eliminating "orange peel" when spraying lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 26

How to obtain a traditional piano finish. This technique combines the stability and surface-smoothing qualities of polyester with the workability of nitrocellulose lacquer. You can obtain gleaming ebony piano finishes without many hours of polishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 58

Tip: How to combine reactive and solvant-release finishes. For example, applying varnish over a sealer coat of shellac or lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 16

Tips on the cause and cure for lacquer blush on guitars.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 18

Tips on spraying lacquer finishes using airless sprayers.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 16

Japanese lacquer. How to apply "urushi", a traditionalJapanese finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 54

Tip: Remove lacquer and varnish runs with a razor blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 10

Tips on mixing and applying a transparent glaze over a lacquer finish in order to change the color.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 16

Catalyzed lacquers. Creating a rich finish that is extremely tough.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 86

Spray finishing. Mastering the application of clear lacquer finishes to wooden furniture. Covers selection of equipment, spraying techniques, an improvised spray booth, rubbing out the film, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 67
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 4

Tip: Use a nylon kitchen baster to transfer lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 12

Fixing "fish-eye" problems in lacquer finishing and refinishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 80

Tips on sanding a lacquered oak chest in order to fill the grain and create a glass-like finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 14

Shading, glazing and toning. Three ways of mixing colorants with clear lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 16

Hydrocote: A water-base lacquer with film characteristics better than most nitrocellulose and acrylic lacquers.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 80
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 4

Tips on refinishing a rosewood dining table to remove an oil finish and apply a lacquer finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 18

Opaque lacquers. How to achieve a rainbow of colors from your spray gun.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 56

Tips on sealing mahogany before filling in order to avoid excess oil absorbtion which may damage a lacquer finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 20

How to remove a wax finish from a piece of furniture without stripping and resanding so a new coat of lacquer can be applied.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 16

Advice on correcting a problem of incompatability between catalyzed lacquer and certain aniline dyes.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 16

Tips on removing the odor of lacquer solvents which have been absorbed into wooden canisters or boxes.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 30

Determining quality and shelf life of unused lacquer is discussed.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 30

Auto-body tips for fine finishes. Using a power buffer and automotive finishing products to achieve a hand-rubbed lacquer finish on large wooden surfaces (such as tabletops).
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 8

Advice on the need for sanding between fresh coats of polyurethane or lacquer finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 28
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 8

Tips on removing years of polish and wax buildup from a lacquered piano finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 12

Advice on removing a lacquer finish from a cherry jewelry box and refinishing using tung oil. Includes instructions for making a finisher's ball.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 28

How to avoid lacquer-adhesion problems (either "fat edge" or "mud cracks") by thinning the lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 34

Padding lacquer. A quick, easy alternative to French polishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 48

Tips on applying a lacquer topcoating to an oil finish in order to avoid adhesion problems.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 36

How to refinish furniture. Part 2 of 3. Covers the finishing sequence (stain, sealer, filler, and top coat). Gives instructions on lacquer, varnish and shellac finishes. Includes polishing and French polish finishes.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 60

Three options for repairing scratches in lacquer finishes on furniture.
HOME FURNITURE #1 Winter 1994 pg. 16

Finishing tips to help protect the red color of padauk wood.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 14
Added Info HOME FURNITURE #10 Apr 1997 pg. 82

A look at the five basic types of wood furniture finishes: varnish, lacquer, wax, oils, and shellac.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 16

Refinishing clinic. Final finishes on wood. Looks at varnish, lacquers, shellac, and oils.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1977 (v.5#2) pg. 22

Black lacquer coffee table. Build a table of close-grained hardwood. Then build up the finish with sanding sealer and lacquers. Four do-it-yourself methods of applying a high-gloss black lacquer finish are presented.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 128

Fantastic finishes. How to apply four of the most popular clear hardwood finishes (hand-rubbed oil, shellac, varnish, and lacquer).
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 138

Fantastic finishes. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, the secrets lie in the finishing. Wood finishing techniques. Includes preparation, stenciling, marbleizing, graining, and lacquering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 79

Now everyone can use lacquers. Helpful hints for using lacquer in either spray or brush-on form.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 151

Restoration road. Part 27. Painting automobiles with lacquer.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #272 Mar 1999 (v.23#8) pg. 6

Tip: To apply lacquers and polyurethane finishes smoothly, heat the can of finish in hot water and use a polyurethane foam brush as an applicator.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 38

Lacquer. The choice of many professionals may be perfect for you. Tips on selecting and applying lacquer finishes to wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 66

Achieve a satiny-smooth brushed lacquer finish on woodcarvings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 48

Tip on dyes and lacquers suitable for dipping children's wooden toys.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 104

Tips on applying a black lacquer finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 23

The ever-clear, never-fear finish. Tips on applying a water-based lacquer with a spray gun.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 42

Polyurethane and lacquer water-based finishes. An evaluation of how they perform and steps to follow then applying them.
WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 42

Tough protection that looks like glass. Technique for achieving a super-shiny lacquer finish on wooden boxes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 12

Four can't-fail wood finishes. Their pros and cons. When and how to use them. (1) Oil-based polyurethane. (2) Spray lacquer. (3) Penetrating oil. (4) Water-based polyurethane.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 46

How to achieve a Mission or Arts & Crafts finish using aniline dye and lacquer instead of the turn-of-the-century fuming and shellac.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 74

Brushing lacquer. How to select and apply brushing lacquer.
WOODSMITH #46 Aug 1986 pg. 20

Lacquer lustre. Advice on using cellulose and acrylic lacquers to finish wood turnings.
WOODTURNING #81 Nov 1999 pg. 83

Film finishes and how they cure. Looks at shellac, lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, and waterborne finishes.
WOODWORK #8 Winter 1990 pg. 80

Understanding the relationship between solvents, the weather, and finishes can help overcome many common finish failures when working with lacquer, shellac, varnish, and water-borne finishes.
WOODWORK #9 Spring 1991 pg. 45

Understanding finish and stain penetration for decoration.
WOODWORK #44 Apr 1997 pg. 42

Working with today's lacquers. Part 1. Spray finishing: the basics. An introduction to today's advanced lacquers and the equipment for applying them.
WOODWORKER #1085 Apr 1984 (v.88) pg. 230

Working with today's lacquers. Part 2. How to get top-class results.
WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 288
Added Info WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 476

Tips on applying Japan lacquer (Japanning).
WOODWORKER #1116 Nov 1986 (v.90#11) pg. 935

Tips on restoring the lacquered surface of a dressing table roughened over the years by hair spray.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 331
Added Info WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 652

Tips on cleaning and restoring the gloss to black lacquer hand-painted furniture.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 371

Tips on refinishing old, lacquered pub tables.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 623

Tips on selecting clear finishes (lacquer, polyurethane, penetrating oil, shellac, varnish, and sanding sealer).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 18

Tips on applying a clear finish (lacquer, polyurethane, penetrating oil, shellac, varnish and sanding sealer) using a brush.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 18

Applying shellac and lacquer with a brush.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 16

Tip on using masking tape and wax to catch glue squeeze-out on projects which will be finished with lacquer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 53

Lacquer finishing. An introduction to both spraying and brushing techniques.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 23

Brushing lacquer, the practical do-it-yourself alternative for an inexpensive lacquer finish. Advice on working environment, surface preparation, application, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 24

Beyond shellac. There is more to finishing than French polishing and more to French polishing than shellac. An introduction to fine finishing techniques. Looks at French polish, varnish, lacquer, oil, and waxes.

Refinishing walnut. Part 2. Applying and finishing with lacquer.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 48

Color patching. Use padding lacquers to restore old furniture finishes that are checking, crazing, or have lost their transparency due to oxidation. Also used to repair and re-color marred or scratched finishes.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 42

How to apply padding lacquers for touch-up jobs or turned pieces.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1970 (v.26#6) pg. 44

Lacquered secretary desk is styled after a 1700's piece. Base has four drawers and stands on ball feet. Dropdown desk top covers the recessed area containing pigeonholes and a secret compartment. Top compartment has three shelves. Special attention is given to the finishing of this piece. Involves the use of gesso paint, art prints, antiquing gel and gold leaf.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1972 (v.28#6) pg. 30

A look at sealers, shellac, varnish, primer-sealer, sanding sealer and lacquer.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1972 (v.28#6) pg. 50

How to apply a lacquer finish.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 54

Tips on sanding between coats of lacquer, varnish and polyurethane finishes.
WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 18

Brushing lacquer, a practical alternative to varnish and polyurethane. Advice on sealing, application and cleaning brushes.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 12