I made some cubby holes for my church. I went and bought oil based stain from a local paint store. I asked them if this stain was compatible with spray lacquer. And, they said, “Yes”. Six months have pass and the smell, LIKE SPOILED MILK, is so bad that they want it out. I use a lacquer That you have to add hardener to it. The other projects has the same odor to, but not as bad, you have to put your noise down on the piece and inhale hard and long before you can smell that SPOILED MILK SMELL.