Lacquer vs. Resin

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Main Difference

The main difference between Lacquer and Resin is that the Lacquer is a liquid, powder coating material which is applied thinly to objects and Resin is a solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin.

  • Lacquer (noun)

    A glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, or a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol, etc.

  • Lacquer (noun)

    A similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans.

  • Lacquer (verb)

    To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.

  • Resin (noun)

    A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.

  • Resin (noun)

    Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic.

  • Resin (noun)

    Any synthetic compound of similar properties.

  • Resin (verb)

    To apply resin to.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Lacquer (noun)

    A varnish, consisting of a solution of shellac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; - used for varnishing metals, papier-maché, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.

  • Lacquer

    To cover with lacquer.

  • Resin (noun)

    Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).

  • Resin (noun)

    Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins[1], prepared synthetically; - they are used, especially in particulate form, in research and industry for their property of specifically absorbing or adsorbing substances of particular types; they are especially useful in separation processes such as chromatography; as, an ion-exchange resin.

Webster Dictionary
  • Lacquer (noun)

    a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish

  • Lacquer (noun)

    a hard glossy coating

  • Lacquer (verb)

    coat with lacquer;

    "A lacquered box from China"

  • Resin (noun)

    any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules

Princeton's WordNet

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