Is it okay to rub pre-cat lacquer with pumice? I am finishing a table top made of walnut veneer. I used pre-cat lacquer as the topcoat because of its durability, but I really love the feel and depth that pumice rubs provide.
From contributor R:
I don't think you should rub out a pre-cat lacquer, but it would not be the first time I am wrong. What look are you going for? I sometimes wax over a lacquer finish, but only after a month and only for a different look. I thought a rub out was only used for polyester finishes or 2K urethanes! I would think that there would be swirl marks all over the place unless you are polishing after the pumice rub-out.