Methods of Getting High-Gloss Finish Furniture

October 15, 2021

Methods of Getting High-Gloss Finish Furniture

How, Experts give high-gloss look and brighten up wooden furniture? 

If you are making furniture and looking to brighten up your wood piece. Then you are in right place. Here you will find,  how to give the furniture a smooth, and high-gloss finish.

These step-by-step guides add a high-gloss finish to furniture that already has an existing polyurethane coating. If furniture has been sanded and polished with a poly coating. 

STEP 1: SANDING TO LEVEL THE SURFACE

All surfaces that you choose to prepare must be sanded until they are fully smooth when you want to achieve a mirror-perfect appearance.

For this, You must have an orbital sander for perfect sanding. You need to use fine grit aluminum oxide sanding discs. Orbital sander work at a speed of 7000 to 10000 RPMs. 

STEP 2: REPEAT SANDING TO REMOVE SCRATCHES

Clean your surface with a microfiber cloth until the surfaces are fully level and smooth. To clear scratches from the early stage, the next step will be repeating the sanding process.  At the same speed configuration you used for initial leveling, you can run your orbital sander.

Again, use a microfiber cloth to clean surfaces and check to ensure that all scratches have been removed before moving to step three.

STEP 3: CLEAN SCRATCH PATTERN TO SPEED UP THE POLISHING PROCESS

After two sets of sanding processes third step include the last round of sanding to achieve a perfectly polished surface. Here you need to apply a final round of wet sanding to refine scratching patterns. At last, detach the vacuum hose or add a vacuum block to prevent moisture in the orbital sander.

Use an ultra-fine grit (ideally P3000) between 7000 to 10000 RPMs at the same speed. To eliminate grit particles, give a light spray of water to the surface and the sanding discs. After this wipe surface with a microfiber cloth to ensure that surfaces are scratch-free before starting polishing.

Read More - How to Select the right Sanding Disc For Your Work

STEP 4: APPLY POLISHING COMPOUND 

Here you will need a lambswool polishing pad for the next step. Know that a small quantity goes a long way when adding your polishing compound of preference. You don't have to cover the whole compound pad. A few drops are appropriate.

At a speed of between 1000 and 1200 RPMs, run your polisher over your surfaces. To ensure that it is coated uniformly, spread out the buffing compounds across the entire surface. As with every move before, once done, wipe down all surfaces with a microfiber cloth.

STEP 5: IMPLEMENT ANOTHER ROUND OF POLISHING FOR EXTRA GLOSS EFFECT (OPTIONAL)

The final step is not essential, but it can be useful for removing holograms and raising the level of gloss. Your polisher will still be used for this final stage, but we suggest moving from a lambswool pad to a foam waffle pad.

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Use the same degree of preservation for your application as you did for the first round of polishing to apply your polishing compound to the paper. Again, at a speed between 1000 and 1200 RPMs, run the polisher over your surfaces. Complete the process with a microfiber cloth by wiping it clean for a final time.

You should have a finished piece of furniture with a beautiful high-gloss finish once you've completed buffing your piece.




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