Hi, all. I got into guitar building a couple of years ago and have now completed the builds on two electric guitars. I have not painted/finished either one yet. My original plan was to spray nitro lacquer, but I live in Houston, where the average relative humidity each month of the year is about 75%. March has the lowest average humidity at 72.7%. I tried over the winter (as much as Houston has a winter!) to spray nitro on some scrap mahogany boards as practice. It took me three months to get enough days with low enough humidity to get enough coats of lacquer on the scrap, given that I can only do this on weekends. The best I can do is spraying in a spray booth in my garage, where I cannot control the humidity. I have not tried retarders yet. So I am finally starting to consider other finish options other than nitro that would be less susceptible to high humidity. I know someone here in town who uses automotive finishes, so I may look into that. I thought about waterborne finishes, but I read that they also have limitations with humidity (is this correct?). My question is - what types of finishes should I be looking into for the given high humidity weather conditions? Also, if you can name specific products of that finish type that are high quality, that would be very helpful. Should I try the nitro again, this time using retarder, or is that a losing battle at these humidity levels? Thanks in advance for any help!