Brush on acrylic lacquer; 2nd coat issues
Just trying to refinish the table top on a cheap old table we have sitting around. I figured I'd use some left over SW CAB-Acrylic Lacquer I used previously, only before I had sprayed it with great results. I don't have a compressor anymore and I figured I'd just brush or wipe it on. This was apparently a poor choice. The first coat went on great, leveled out fine. Second coat - bad news. As soon as I took a stroke with the brush it seemed to gum up; lots of drag on the surface and dried quickly and ugly. See attached picture, right edge.
My guess is that it is solving the base coat as I put on the new one and the brush is just gumming up with the partially solved base coat? I'm using a cheap synthetic bristle brush, hopefully the solvent isn't dissolving the bristles, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
Don't know if I should add more thinner to the product so it flows quicker and reduces physical contact time with the surface, or if that will just dissolve the base coat even quicker, exacerbating the problem.
Suggestions on what I can do at this point would be appreciated! (Can I just put poly over lacquer at this point too?)