Recently I was asked to use crackle lacquer on a coffee table. The first picture is of the table after it has been repaired and sanded.
Then we applied stain and the crackle lacquer finish to complete the project. To see more please go to Crackle Paint Experiment on YouTube.
A flat sheen conversion varnish simulating an oil finish.
This table originally had a lacquer finish. On a dining room table this type of finish tends to become scratched and scuffed more quickly than other options.
As a general rule of thumb, experience has taught us that it is better to use conversion varnish rather than lacquer on furnishings that are in the bath, kitchen or dining room. The conversion varnish finish is far more durable in these environments.
The simple advantage of the conversion varnish is that it is more durable.
This table was designed by Milo Baughman. Recently refinished to original condition, but dents and scratch left in. This table is for sale at Midcenturyville in Tacoma, WA.
*Table has been sold
The original finish on this 14’ long oak tale was a blotchy pickled finish. Which means the light colored oak was given a whitewash finish to make it appear even lighter.
We stripped the table then refinished it in a medium brown espresso color.