After applying four layers of the Target Coatings’ EM2000wvx topcoat to the underside of the table, it feels like it might be done. However, before turning over the top, to complete the finish on the top side, I will check it again tomorrow morning (Saturday), and decide then.
Today I sanded lightly but thoroughly between each application of the topcoat. It paid off, as the fourth and final application today resulted in a wonderfully smooth surface. In the following photo I am using 600 grit sandpaper between spray sessions, slow and easy, until I know it is ready – it will feel ready for the next layer:
In between spraying the table top, and waiting at least one hour to do the sanding, I started measuring for the table legs. I cut walnut for the legs for this table, and for the stand-up desk I will build later for my client; with the FMT and other “stuff” on the workbench, I must make do with my old folding saw horses :-( :
The day went well; the weather was terrific, as we had lots of sun and 66°F – a wonderful Spring day in the middle of Winter in NW Missouri. With all the blinds in the shop open, and a window cracked to allow make-up air to come into the finishing room, it felt great!
-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com