Richard Bruce

PRO Member
Most of what I find locally for lacquer in quart size is water based. Is there a big difference between it and regular lacquer? I have a spray setup that will work with either but don't know the differences between the two. Is one better than the other for woodworking? Thanks for the help.


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Staff member
I pretty much wipe on poly for my vessels. Some in the club tried the water based poly and did not like it. Seems to raise the wood grain a bit. I expect you have done a search and have read the pros and cons of different finishes. Sorry can't help much with what is better.