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#1 posted 05-30-2012 01:10 AM

if you do go with more coats and you’re new to watco (and wiping varnishes in general?), it might be good to try it out on scrap first. a big advantage of wiping varnishes is that they can offer the protection of poly with very little and controlled build of film thickness. this prevents the plasticy look that regular poly can be prone to. But it only works if you stop building thickness at the right place. Cutting back like Fuzzy suggests can put a really smooth finish on things that is often the best thing to do for a table top. At the same time, it will smooth the grain out which will give it a quality kind of in between the two coats you have on now and a thicker build up.

And it might be just what you want. However, if you dont want it you’ll have to sand all the way back to wood and start from the beginning.

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