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#1 posted 10-03-2015 09:47 PM

I would use lacquer. Most professionally painted cabinets are top coated with lacquer.

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Agreed. However, the vast majority of us do not have the equipment or spray booth to apply a lacquer finish like the pros do. The guy who did all of the custom cabinetry for my kitchen and master bath remodels has one hell of a shop. Incredible tools for machining the stock, dedicated assembly area to get it all square, large, dedicated sanding space with down flow tables, and spray ROOMS with laminar flow exhausts and highly filtered air intakes. The results are spectacular. I can’t really get comparable results in my cellar or garage workspace with a rattle can or HVLP sprayer. Water-based poly over paint is a good compromise that can look very nice, wear well, and mesh well with a home shop.

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