The next step is to apply the lacquer over the final coat of paint. I spent an hour prepping the cabinet by masking off all of the areas that I didn't want the lacquer to get into with some newspaper and painter's tape. I also bought some cheap drop cloths to cover all of the tools in my garage where I was going to spray the lacquer because I didn't want to ruin anything. It would have been nice to spray outside but the pollen from the trees and the dust and everything from neighbors cutting the grass would be more likely to stick to the wet cabinet so I had to keep it in the garage.
This is what it looked like all taped up:
Next up: Applying the lacquer!