Yes, furniture lacquer is alive and well, I use it regularly for my cabinet
projects, along with lacquer sealer. Great products for furniture,
But it is much different than auto lacquer.
Furniture lacquer will "ring" if you leave water on it very long,
it would never hold up outside like car lacquer. It will also stick to oil base stain.
There are new improved lacquers now called "pre-catalyzed lacquer"
that are much more durable and water resistant.
Most furniture people are getting away from lacquers just like the
auto people have already done. "Conversion varnish" is replacing it.
The environmentalists are trying to get rid of all lacquer and the mfg's
don't think it will still be made in the near future. They are working on
water based that is gaining popularity, but it looks like the days are
numbered for my favorite furniture lacquer.
Last edited by DUCKY; 12-01-2005 at 08:16 AM.