Know Everything about Melamine Polish

The most standard and preferred is Melamine matt polish. Melamine polish is not used internationally but only in India. Melamine is an organic compound that is often combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a synthetic polymer that is fire resistant and heat tolerant. The resin is a versatile material that has a highly stable structure.

Melamine polish consist thin resin that forms a thin film like coating when applied on wood surface. Melamine polish is a closed pore polish i.e. it makes the wood non-breathable product that protects wood from mainly hot and cold surfaces placed over it.

Melamine polish dries off within 20 mins. after its application that offers more of glossy appearance then matt finish on coated wood panel or surface. Therefore the polish mixture needs to be used within 8 hours of time.

Benefits of using Melamine Polish

• Durability – lasts for much longer than standard French polish.
• Glass retention–Offers good glass retention tha keeps your furniture looking shiny for years to come.
• Resistance – Resistant to scratch, stain and heat.
• Protect – protects the furniture internally too from daily wear –n-tear.

Comparison with other polishes

As I said earlier, Melamine polish is the most cheaply available polish as compared to PU (polyurethane polish).Over 70%-80% of home owners favor Melamine matt polish especially those with have limited budget. Also Melamine is the only polish that can be applied in lesser time. Few home owners prefer having wood items with different polish i.e. few with melamine while few with PU polish.

It is easily available for 100/- to 150/- per liter. You have containers of 500ml, 1 ltr, 4 ltr and 20 ltr melamine polish sold in market. 1 ltr will roughly cover 80 sq. ft. to 100 sq. ft smooth sanded wooden surface. The coverage area may vary with its style of application and surface type. There are almost thousands of Melamine polish shades available today.

Well,As name suggests, Melamine polish gives a matt finish. Melamine is not available in gloss as glossy finish is very rarely favored finish. Also glossy surface takes away from the natural charm of decorative veneer.

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  1. Vikas garg 13 April 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Dear, melamine polish is harmful for body, because all world banned this product.
    Is it true?

    • bilok shankar 3 January 2019 at 11:42 am - Reply

      yes, it is true. It has high amount of VOC in it, which is not good to breathe in. This is the reason it is getting banned at several places now.

  2. P.L.Mathur 10 May 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Malamine polish done on outer doors but it gives papdi. Why

  3. prince 26 July 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    howmuch rate for litre

  4. Girish Khare 12 August 2018 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Can you apply melamine over a painted or polished surface?

    • Sachin Sutar 24 April 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      I’m having same question unanswered.

      • Ravi Mistry 11 May 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

        No, it want be work. You have to scrap down previous coating and than only apply.

  5. Ali 29 August 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I want to manufacture Melamine polish can you give some details of chemical Engineers or how to manufacture..

  6. Lakshmi 17 July 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    what is the cost of applying melamine polish on wood /sft

  7. Nitish Gupta 28 August 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    High gloss teak wood natural teak Warnet brown melamine

  8. Vinod maniar 12 September 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Our furniture is old more than ,10 ,,years which is polished .We want to have malamine Matt polish
    can we do it

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