Brushing Lacquer

This is a crystal clear, fast-drying and self-leveling interior lacquer that provides a durable finish resistant to water and alcohol. It is easily repaired and recoated without removing the old finish. Fast drying, this formula allows multiple coats and one-day finishing. Available in satin, semi-gloss, and gloss sheens.

Technical Data Sheet

Where to Use
Old Masters Interior Brushing Lacquer is recommended for use on interior wood, primed metal, and fiberglass surfaces. It can be used on unfinished wood surfaces or previously finished surfaces that have been properly prepared. This clear finish can also be used over stained surfaces that have thoroughly dried.

Ideal for use on cabinets, furniture, woodwork, trim, and antiques.

Surface Preparation
All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, wax, grease, glue, and other contaminants or penetration and adhesion will be affected.

Bare Wood: Sand surface thoroughly with medium grit sandpaper and progress to fine grit sandpaper. Always sand in the direction of the wood grain. Remove dust with tack rag.

Previously Finished Surfaces: Surface should be sanded to remove imperfections and gloss, using extra fine sandpaper (220 grit) and sanding with the grain. Remove dust with a tack rag. Before applying Brushing Lacquer to previously finished surfaces, test on an inconspicuous area. If wrinkling or lifting of the old finish occurs, remove with a wax-free paint remover and refinish as a bare wood surface.

Stained Surfaces: Stain must be thoroughly dry before applying clear finish. Do not sand uncoated stained surfaces.

Stir thoroughly before and during application. DO NOT SHAKE. For larger projects requiring more than one container, combine containers and mix to ensure gloss uniformity. Test the finish on an inconspicuous area to ensure adequate adhesion. Do not apply in direct sunlight or areas of extreme air movement.

  • Apply with brush, flat pad or spray.
  • Apply generously with minimum brushing to achieve a glass-like finish. Maintain a wet brush, applying with the grain.
  • Brushing Lacquer will dry to touch in 30 minutes. Sanding is not required between coats unless surface feels rough. If necessary, sand with very fine sandpaper and remove dust. Allow 2 hours between coats.
  • Reapply. A minimum of three coats is recommended for ultimate protection. In high moisture areas, apply up to 6 coats to prevent white water spotting. Allow finish to cure for at least 24 hours before subjecting to normal use.

Do not thin. Use as packaged.

Approximately 200-300 square feet per gallon. Coverage will vary significantly depending on application method and condition of wood.

Drying Time
Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 60° and 90°F and humidity is between 30% and 70%. At 50% relative humidity and 70°F, Brushing Lacquer will dry to touch in 30 minutes. Recoat after 2 hours. Dry time will be affected by temperature, humidity and film thickness. Protect product from freezing prior to and during application.

Wait 24 hours before subjecting surfaces to light use. Care should be used during the first week after application as the finish is curing to its ultimate hardness.

Using a cleaning solvent, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits, is recommended for cleanup. The use of paint thinners or mineral spirits may violate VOC compliancy in your area. Check with your local government agencies to ensure proper compliancy.

DANGER: Rags, steel wool, sanding residue, and other wastes used or soaked with this product may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. No ignition source is required for these wastes to start on fire by themselves. Immediately place rags, steel wool, sanding residue, and other wastes used or soaked with this product in a sealed, water-filled metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations.

MAX VOC: 680 grams/liter (5.7 lbs/gal)

Why use clear finishes?

Clear finishes are used to seal and protect surfaces. In many cases, clear finishes offer lasting, durable protection from abrasion, marring, and chipping. Most clear finishes also protect the surfaces from damage caused by water and alcohol. Exterior clear finishes provide protection to withstand water, weather, and sunlight.

Suggested Supplies

  • Fine grade sandpaper or nylon sanding pad
  • Tack cloth
  • Stir stick
  • Drop cloth
  • Quality, China bristle brush
  • Mineral spirits or paint thinner
  • Rubber gloves
Product Number Sheen Size Safety Data Sheets
92701 Gloss Gallon EnglishSpanishFrench
92704 Gloss Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
92705 Gloss 5 Gallon EnglishSpanish
92710 Gloss Aerosol EnglishSpanishFrench
92801 Semi-Gloss Gallon EnglishSpanishFrench
92804 Semi-Gloss Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
92805 Semi-Gloss 5 Gallon EnglishSpanish
92810 Semi-Gloss Aerosol EnglishSpanish
92901 Satin Gallon EnglishSpanishFrench
92904 Satin Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
92905 Satin 5 Gallon EnglishSpanish
92910 Satin Aerosol EnglishSpanish