Right out of the can, man.
I use General Finishes Enduro water-based Lacquer – I’ve used regular Lacquer forever, until I tried this…Non-flammable, low odor, VOC-compliant…I spray it in my basement, 15’ from the furnace…cleans up with soap and water…did I state, NON FLAMMABLE! I challenge anyone to tell the difference between two boards sprayed both reg. Lacquer, and THIS water-based…there is absolutely NO difference, if anything, the water-based has a more pleasant sheen, perfect!
I took over a account for a company that sells Weather Instr. I am making the panels they mount to…They had alot of stock leftover from the supplier that used standard lacquer, they were concerned that the new (water-based lacquer spraying), would look different than the stock they had, I used the water-based on mine and they cannot see a difference…again, they like the new look of my system, BETTER! Nice…check it out.