LACQUER AT HOME
If you’d like to lacquer your sculpture yourself, this page will help guide you through some of the methods required to lacquer your sculpture in your home or outdoors.
As firm as you think the surface needs, this works best on the crocodiles due to all the small surfaces.
To wipe over the sculpture after sanding, brushing.
Used to blend in to the lacquered surface, useful if you are just working on a particular area that you want to treat.
Something suitable for varnish/gloss products.
Drill with Wire Cup Brush
Optional but good on larger areas and getting into joints.
Optional, gives a finer finish and takes much less time.
It is recommended to treat rust spots and the surrounding area of metal. The spot may only be an inch in diameter, extend beyond that, treat the whole piece of metal surrounding the oxidised area. Remove the rust with either the drill brush, wire brush or sandpaper. Following the contours and markings on the sculpture.
Wipe with clean dry cloth to ensure surface is clean and free from moisture and any debris.
Lacquer can be painted on to the surface of your sculpture using a regular paint brush. It works best with long even strokes, always in same direction if you can. Use lacquer sparingly to avoid drips forming.
Apply lacquer through a spray gun* if you have one which will give a finer finish to your sculpture.
*A spray gun requires lacquer to be at a much thinner consistency therefore a paint thinner would be needed to use this method. A 3-part lacquer to 1-part thinner ratio is recommended; this could vary depending on the equipment being used. Please call us if you need additional advice.
Weather conditions for lacquering outside need to be considered, never lacquer in damp or wet conditions.
Always ensure the temperature is at a minimum of 6 degrees Celsius.
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