I am about to finish a mesquite desktop for a large computer workstation which will see lots of action. I’m looking for good protection, depth of color (to see the mesquite) and relatively short intervals between coats. I have a number of questions:
1. I’m used to spraying lacquer for my projects, but through this forum I have been persuaded to consider a wipe-on poly this time. How would the wipe-on perform compared to a nitrocellulose lacquer?
2. Is there a difference between Minwax’s wipe-on (Dano’s favorite)and Watco’s wipe-on?
3. Is there a better alternative than lacquer or wipe-on? (I hesitate to use Behlen Rockhard Tabletop, I understand it is a brushed application, and have had less than prediictable results with brushing)
I would appreciate any feedback,