Hi all. My head is spinning with all the topics on top coats for kitchen cabinets. One thing that everyone seems to agree on is that pre-cat lacquer eventually yellows white pained cabinets and becomes brittle with time.
My cabinet maker is offering conversion varnish finish, which is about $8,000 more than pre-cat lacquer. Another cabinet maker said that he would never use conversion varnish as it goes on super thick and does not look good; plus, if scratched, it leaves a very noticeable mark. Third cabinet maker uses strictly water based polyurethane.
I am confused more than ever. Spending over $40k on cabinets I want to make sure that I pick the best option for my kitchen to last.
Any input and experience from all is truly appreciated.