Southwestern Ontario Kitchen Cabinet Painters
Giving Old Cabinets New Life
The main difference between lacquers and paints are the solvents used.
Unlike paint, lacquers and urethanes can be dissolved by the same solvent used to manufacture the product.
Lacquer has been the standard wood finish for cabinet builders for the last 60 years. Lacquer and urethane products accommodate wood movement over time, while paint becomes hard and brittle over the years.
The acrylic urethane is a self-leveling product that will follow or
flow out on the surface it is applied to. as the product flows out it will begin to become as smooth as the surface below allows for. Some woods, like maple, are smoother than others, such as oak.
Lacquer is the best product for refinishing your cabinets and making them last for years to come.