Wipe the lacquer furniture with a damp cloth. Use only enough water to keep the cloth damp but not dripping.
Wipe the lacquer furniture with a dry, clean cloth to remove smudges and dust. Wipe off any water left behind by the damp cloth.
Apply a solvent-based furniture cleaner to the lacquer finish with a clean cloth. As you apply, wipe the furniture with a second dry cloth to clean the piece.
Apply liquid wax with a clean cloth to the lacquer finish. Apply a small amount at a time.
Polish the piece with a clean cloth until the lacquer finish achieves a glossy look. The wax will protect the finish from grime and moisture.