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#1 posted 11-07-2018 06:13 PM

To those saying the coat is too thin, are you seeing the flourescent lights reflected on the table?

I would suggest either a 320 level or higher grit paper, or a fine steel wool to knock down the nibs, which are a normal thing on most build up finishes. Once you get it down pretty smooth, and always on the last coat of finish I use a brown paper bag just as I would sandpaper, and go over the entire finish. Over satin finishes it adds a warmth, and depth like nothing else. Use the satin, see what the Better Half thinks.

Future hint, especially in something this big, is to prep a piece of stock exactly as you did the table, and practice on that, a section at a time. Write down every step you make for each area, and see which one the boss likes. It saves you so much time, and automatically gets you into happy spouse, happy house land :)

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