I have sprayed a houseful of cabinets with clear catalyzed lacquer with an HVLP system. I find lacquer does not stand up well to water (kitchen, bath). More importantly, I would like to get away from lacquer to a greener approach. Are there products available that I can spray in a manner similar to lacquer? My next project will be built of cherry, so I definitely want UV penetration to allow the cherry to redden in the ambient light. I would prefer a semi-gloss or satin finish.
I have looked for answers and have not been successful. My local wood supplier does not recommend any sprayable water-based finishes and told me of a horror story using such. I would appreciate advice from someone that really knows this stuff. My project cries out for spraying, not brushing or wiping on.
Thanks for any help