I personally am a laquer guy. Love the smell and how easy it is to work. Most of what I do is house construction type of stuff and not fine detail furniture building so I don't get into rubbing it with 2000 grit paper to get it perfectly flat. I used to use high build laquer and it worked fine then one day while at the paint store the salesman suggested that I use a high solids laquer. After talking to him for several minutes he made the point that the high solids laquer is more of a furniture finish. It is a harder finish than the high build laquer. It seems to work just as easy and does seem to be a bit harder. The other plus is it was several dollars cheaper than the other.