Dining Room Table

Maureen Convery
by Maureen Convery
3 Hours
My dining room table had been ruined by gorilla glue. I loved the table, so I borrowed a sander and sanded the surface to a rough finish, not sure what I would do with it.
Then I found this refinished Ikea cabinet. This was my inspiration.   I matched the paint color (Sarsaparilla) and painted my table.  In between each of the 3 coats, I lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper.  Then the trouble began.
I purchased minwax polycrylic.   Mistake!!  I tried 3 methods of applying it, but each time I was left with noticeable brush marks or tiny bubbles.   I then turned to this site,  tired of sanding off poly!

Someone suggest I try General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat.  
The first coat, applied with a foam roller, was another disaster.  Back to the sander.  Before giving up I decided to check True Value Hardware.  There I was directed to a painting pad, and it worked!!  
Two coats with light sanding in between and I have a beautiful dining room table that matches my new file cabinet.
Next up  adding to the collection with a newly found Ikea cabinet!
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