Staining Coffee Table & End Tables
I'm new to this forum so i'm looking for some help. I recently found a coffee table & 2 end tables at a yard sale. They were stained i would say a dark cherry color. I used formbys stripper to remove old stain and saned down to bare.
The problem is i used Antique Wood Polyshades and its coming out streaky and seams to not settle properly and is getting in the corner. Also after the first coat it fealt very rough like fibers sticking out of the wood.
I've been reading forums and can see that polyshades is not good stuff. So should i sand it down to bare or use stripper again than hand sand?
Then what would be better oil based or water based stain? Spounge brush or rag work better?
This is my first time and alot of work has already been done; if i'm gonna do it all over again i want it done right and so it will last for ALONG time.