How to Protect Painted Furniture
Follow the directions on the package of the liquid detergent to creative a detergent mixture using water.
Dampen the cloth or rag with the liquid detergent and wipe over furniture. Follow with a clean, damp towel to clean off the soap.
Mix two tablespoons of borax with three tablespoons of vinegar to create a paste. Apply this paste to remove tougher stains on the furniture. Wipe off with clean, damp cloth.
If there are any particularly tough stains, use a fine-grained sandpaper to sand them away. Always be very careful using this method, however, as you don't want to damage the original paint.
Follow the manufacturer's directions for using the spray lacquer. Make sure you spray the furniture evenly, and always perform this step in a well-ventilated area.
Allow the lacquer top-coat to dry for 24 hours.
Apply a wax-based furniture conditioner.