Who We Are

About HQ Lacquer

HQ Lacquer Ltd. has been established as a family business since 1986 when Directors John Hennessey and Michael Quirke decided to combine their skills as a spray finisher and cabinet maker to set up a bespoke furniture workshop in Battersea, London, specialising in high gloss polyester lacquer finishes.

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Our Culture and Values

We pride ourselves on understanding your business and your precise requirements, as well as giving the attention to detail you would expect. Whether we are working on a one-off cigar box or supplying 80 speaker cabinets a week, you can be assured that our polyester and polyurethane lacquer finishes as well as our customer service are second to none. We aim to exceed your expectations for a quality finish and always to deliver on budget and on time.

Industry Sectors

HQ Lacquer has expanded and diversified, becoming involved with many sectors including loudspeaker manufacturers, architects and interior designers, kitchen designers, yacht builders, motor car manufacturers, model makers and more.

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Unique Projects

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and innovation. Over the years, HQ Lacquer has had many unusual requests including spraying 800 GI helmets for Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, a 1.4 meter diameter detailed model of the Earth, a naked female torso in gloss piano black, a pair of stylish wooden shoes finished in bright red polyester and brightly coloured funky fibreglass hand chairs!

Our specialist workshop

Conveniently situated just off the A3, our workshop is well connected for London and the M25.  Our skilled workforce has been trained in-house to understand the quality level that our customers require and three large spray booths, together with our AGLA polisher, ensure that we can deal with most jobs that come our way.

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Clients We Have Worked With

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What We Do

We supply lacquering services to a diverse range of industries including Automotive, Aviation, Audio, Pianos, Hi-fi and Interior Design (anything from bespoke furniture to designer kitchens and bathrooms). We pride ourselves in our ability to take on one-off specialist projects and produce unique, high quality pieces.

What Our Clients Say

Just a quick message to say thank you very much for the superb work carried out on my Range Rover Classic’s woodwork.

Rob Hall

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job done on our dining room chairs. We just loved them truly a professional job. We are so grateful to have found your company and will certainly highly recommend you to friends and family.

Marc & Maria Legros

We have received extremely positive feedback regarding the piano black Komri cabinets you did for one of our customers. “Wonderful job HQ Lacquer have made from the smooth chamfered edges to the lovely satin black metal work of the bases and the ultra-gloss finish of the casework”. Brilliant result.


Many thanks for the Bottle Green cabinet , we fitted it on Friday and it looks fantastic in situ . The client was virtually speechless !

Dave – Penrose Island Furniture

drums received….. consider our minds blown, i have done a lot of gloss finishes over the years & see even more gloss drums worldwide, but nothing i have done comes close to yours, in fact we think its as good as we have seen on any other drums in production today, certainly on a level if not better than the german Sonor Sq2 series which as about as top end as it gets. I’m over the moon with them, i can’t wait to show them Moffat the show

Gareth – HighWood Drum

Great guys, known Jon for years, top quality lacquer finishing company.

Andrew Malpass