This is the third and last (for now) of my series of posts concerning the
refurbishing of the new maplewood table i just bought, and for which i want
to redo the varnish.
I know the polishing step, after applying a varnish on wood, is often
disregarded by some newbie hobbyists, which generally just apply two-three
of varnish (while sanding slightly between coatings to increase adherence of
the varnish), and then consider the job done.
However, i know that the proper way to achieve professional results is to
somehow polish the surface after it has been varnished.
I've got a couple of questions about the polishing step.
Should i polish only after the last coat of varnish has been applied, or
should i polish the suface between each coat of varnish?
Should i do some sort of polishing after the stained the wood (before
applying the varnish), to even out the irregularities in the staining job? I
remember the only time i applied stain on wood, i did it with a pieces of
kitchen cloth, and the result was pretty uneven...... Is it because i did a
bad job or because i didn't somehow polish the stained wood?
Also, what kind of fabric or material should i use for this polishing step?
I mean, what kindda of material should i get to attach to my sander/polisher
to do the polishing job?