Refinishing Pine Table
This is a farmhouse pine table that gets used infrequently but does get used...I have flowers in vases on it at times; either one person or several might eat at it (with place mats). I just refinished it, sanding it thoroughly to get out old stains, then applying three coats of Briwax. Then I started thinking, "Uh-oh, I've continued to make it vulnerable to water marks, etc." I thought about stripping off all the wax (yikes) and putting poly on. But now I'm thinking: Can I just retouch any water marks, stains, etc., with first paint thinner & then rewaxing? Someone else suggested that I sand it with fine steel wool & then put on a topcoat of tung oil. Dear experts (I'm totally a novice), what do you suggest?