Tips for Lacquering a Faux Bamboo Nightstand?

Tips for Lacquering a Faux Bamboo Nightstand?

Aaron Able
Mar 22, 2010

Q: I recently bought a faux bamboo nightstand (think Henry Link furniture). It is currently a cream/yellowish color and I would like to lacquer it white. I'm unfamiliar with the differences between lacquer and regular painting and I would also like some tips on DIY lacquer. If I decide not to go the DIY route, where can I get a piece like this done in Boston?

Seny by Mekea

Editor: Lacquer generally requires multiple layers of finish — you might just want a high-gloss painted surface.

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