I just finished a desk gallery unit in curly cherry. I applied about 5 coats of Benwood Quick Dry Varnish, thinned 50% with mineral spirits, so basically a wiping varnish. I followed with one coat of your wipe-on top coat (the same quick dry varnish, benwood filler and boiled linseed oil). Couple questions. You don’t mention if you knock down any lint or dust nibs before applying the top coat. I hit the surface with some 0000 steel weel before I applied it, because I had some roughness here and there. You also didnt mention how long you let the last coat of wiping varnish dry before applying the top coat. I waited basically overnight. How long you would recommend letting the top coat cure before using the desk?
Thanks very much.