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Sherwin williams pro industrial alkyd urethane vs emerald urethane for cabinetry

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I have a cabinet job for a customer, I’ve been using Emerald urethane with great results. The only complaint I have is that it’s $57/gal including my discount, which obviously adds up. Just curious if the Pro industrial Alkyd urethane is comparable to the emerald urethane? It’s a little more cost effective and if I can get similar results, I’d like to experiment with it. I am not trying to skimp on the prep work. I always sand, clean them, and use synthetic shellac based primer. With the proper prep work, what are your thoughts on achieving a durable finish for cabinetry?
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The finish material is the least expensive portion of any cabinet job. I would go with the PI AU. It has a much faster cure and is ultra hard, 6H when cured. EU sucks and is not a cabinet finish.
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