home decorating


Question by  debiup (25)

What is the best way to apply lacquer to brass?

I'm sprucing up an old bed frame.


Answer by  325t25 (189)

Well the best way is to apply a cleansing alcohol on the bed frame and then after that you would have to apply the lacquer onto the brass. You should use a light brush and just apply one frame of coating paint onto the brass. That said, let it sit for a bit.


Answer by  thewindrose (642)

Brass beds are going to be tough to apply lacquer to with a brush - it will be hard to get the nooks and crannies. The best bet for your situation is to use a spray on lacquer from a can.


Answer by  Jodie (551)

You will need to make sure the brass is very clean first. Then use a small brush and have all the brush strokes going the same direction.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

Clean the item very well using either a brass cleaner, or steel wool. Once your item is cleaned, take a soft cloth to remove any dust or fragments from the steel wool. Make sure you use a high quality type lacquer spray, spray the item in a ventilated area. Apply in several light coats.


Answer by  Jenallen (138)

You want to start out with an old rag, one that can be thrown away. Then just apply it to your rag, and a tiny bit at a time, a little goes a long way. Make sure to wipe off the excess.

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