If you do not have spray equipment, do not use the deft. This is great if
you have a compressor and spray gun, The stuff will dry in a matter of 30
minutes. But if you use a brush, then you do not want to use deft. It dries
way to quick to make brush application impractical.
Have you considered using tung oil? I love the stuff, looks great, easy to
apply, can be touched up in a mater of minutes, and pretty tough.