Lacquer or poly for dog crate?

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Forum topic by Tom posted 01-22-2017 01:17 AM 424 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2017 01:17 AM

I’m putting together a dog crate for a co-worker and once it’s stained I’ll want to put something on it. I’m not sure if poly or lacquer is better. It’s fairly large so I’d want to be able to spray it on. Which is better or is there a 3rd (or 4th) option I’m not aware of?

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 04:58 AM

Poly is more durable, but there’s nothing nicer than spraying lacquer. Get some Deft or Minwax brushing lacquer, thin it 50% (I use 50% lacquer, 25% lacquer thinner and 25% acetone) and spray away. It levels beautifully and you can get at least 4 coats on in a single day.

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