How to remove scratches from lacquer furniture

Written by anthony smith | 13/05/2017
How to remove scratches from lacquer furniture
Make your lacquer furniture smooth, shiny and scratch free. (Aj_OP/iStock/Getty Images)

Lacquer furniture is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and many fans are looking for older pieces to add to their home. Some of these may be a little worse for wear. This method will remove those scratches and return lacquer furniture to its original glossy shine.

Apply auto wax precleaner to the scratched area with a rag, and clean it thoroughly.

With a clean cloth, apply Menzerna Intensive polish. Rub it firmly into the scratched area, allow it to dry, and then buff it with a clean, dry cloth.

Take another clean cloth, and apply the Menzerna Intensive paste. Rub in and buff off as in Step 2.

Finally, apply Menzerna Intensive polish to the area a second time, rubbing and buffing lightly for your final, repaired finish.


For deep scratches that go all the way through the lacquer, consider hiring a professional experienced in working with lacquered furniture. An amateur can sometimes do more harm than good in deep-scratch scenarios.

Things you need

  • Auto wax precleaner (found at auto parts stores), Menzerna brand Intensive polish, Menzerna brand Intensive paste (see resources)

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