I’m at the finishing stage of a new walnut kitchen table. The finish will be probably polyurethane, though I am thinking of spraying conversion varnish(I’d like to reduce the amount of spraying I am doing which is why poly might be my choice). Here’s my question-in an earlier FW article, the author states that it’s a waste of time to put a coat of wax on a kitchen table that will be wiped with damp clothes. On all of my furniture usually my last step is steel wool and wax. I would appreciate thoughts on this since without this last step it puts a lot of pressure on making sure the finish is “perfect” either off the brush or gun. I would have thought a wax layer would provide an additional water resistant barrier. I also don’t like going through many layers of grit to bring a finish back up to the sheen I want. Thanks for your thoughts on this.
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