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How to remove scratches from lacquer furniture

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Warning

    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.

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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