Good to know. Maybe I try lacquer on the next one. Let you know how it goes! 😂
If you can find any, clear waterborne undercoater/sanding sealer is also a good thing to use under waterborne finishes. They dry quickly and sand to a powder. Lenmar, General Finishes, Gemeni and plenty of other manufacturers make one.
Good quality lacquers like the lenmar stuff are so easy to use, it just lays down for you with an hvlp no thinning required and recoat is way faster. Used with the lenmar quick stains for example you can stain, sanding sealer and 2-3 top coats in a day. Old masters stain + waterborne poly are a 2-3 day process.