Table paint fail...help?
Round oak table...decided to paint it. We sanded and sanded,it was still smooth,never got to wood,but at least it was scuffed,we thought. Used deglosser. Then painted white semigloss acrylic. Paint separated. Had to resand ,,degloss again. This time put teal semi Gloss on,it still didn’t cover. Wood showed through on brush strokes. NOW ...can I leave it shabby like this and put water based VARATHANE on? Will this be tough enough to use on a dining table? The paint guy said I didn’t have to top coat..well,I dont know about that. I am worried it also won’t adhere. I have never had this problem,even on veneer. This is not veneer. Help? I am afraid to move ahead.( I used a bit of darker blue to sort of streak with lighter blue.)