When it comes to furniture, the finishing touches can make all the difference. Among the myriad finishing methods available, lacquer stands out as an exceptional choice for those who seek not only beauty but also durability and sophistication, and this type of finishing is typically used on high-end furniture. In this article, we will explore the benefits of lacquer finishing and tell you why it is better than conventional finishing methods such as varnishing, painting, or staining.
What is Lacquer Finishing?
Lacquer finishing is a technique that involves the application of lacquer, a clear or coloured coating, to the surface of wood or other materials. The result is a glossy, smooth, and durable finish that enhances the appearance and protection of the material.
Lacquer itself is derived from the resin of specific trees, typically the Asian lacquer tree, and has been used for centuries in Asian cultures for various applications, including furniture and decorative items.
Over time, the art of lacquer finishing has evolved and found its place in contemporary woodworking. So, you may ask – why choose lacquer finishing over conventional methods?
The answer is simple: Lacquering can protect the wood from moisture, insects, scratches, and stains, as well as enhance its natural grain and colour. Moreover, one of the defining characteristics of lacquer finishing is its ability to be applied in multiple layers. This layering process contributes to the depth and richness of the final finish.
Each layer is meticulously applied and allowed to dry before the next one is added. And the result? A stunning, mirror-like sheen that can transform even the most ordinary piece of wood into a work of art!
Now, let us look at the long-term advantages of lacquer finishing–
Lacquer finishing is celebrated for its supreme aesthetic appeal. The glossy finish it imparts to woodwork is unparalleled in its ability to reflect light in a unique and captivating manner. This reflective property not only adds depth and richness to the wood’s appearance but also creates a stunning visual effect that catches the eye and commands admiration.
The high-gloss finish achieved through lacquer finishing is perfect for pieces that aim to exude elegance and sophistication. It is a finish that brings out the natural beauty of the wood and elevates it to a new level of visual excellence.
Apart from its immaculate visual allure, the lacquer finish offers an exceptional level of durability. When applied correctly, lacquer creates a protective shield on the surface of the wood, guarding it against moisture, stains, and the wear and tear of daily life.
This level of protection makes lacquer-finished wood suitable for a wide range of applications, including furniture, cabinetry, and even musical instruments.
In contrast, wood finished with conventional methods may not offer the same level of protection or sophistication, leaving the wood vulnerable to damage, discolouration, and deterioration over time.
Maintaining lacquer-finished wood is remarkably easy. Regular dusting and occasional wiping with a damp cloth are usually sufficient to keep the finish looking pristine. This low-maintenance aspect of lacquer finishing adds to its appeal, particularly for those with busy lifestyles who want to enjoy beautiful woodwork without the hassle of extensive upkeep.
HATIL’s Superior Lacquer Finish
HATIL uses Italian lacquer for its furniture, ensuring sleekness and the best finishing in the furniture market of Bangladesh. This high-quality lacquer contributes to the premium look and feel of their products, setting them apart from conventional finishes.
Moreover, HATIL employs a UV lacquer machine that completes the lacquering and drying process in just 3-4 minutes, in contrast to the 5-7 hours typically required for conventional lacquering. This not only saves time but also enhances the overall efficiency of the finishing process.
Additionally, imported or engineered wood is used by HATIL, which is significantly more durable than regular wood. This choice of material, combined with their lacquer finish, ensures long-lasting furniture with a high level of quality and durability.
So HATIL, with its unwavering commitment to excellence, has embraced lacquer finishing as the key to creating furniture that transcends the boundaries of beauty, durability, and customisation.