Tried and True finishes work well but I don't find them any better or worse
then most other products on the market.
As for resisting poly, well, I'm not sure how to break this to you but poly
is just a super resined varnish.
Judging from the question, if I were you, I would be really careful how you
toss around the words "antique restoration". Someone with a really
expensive antique may become more then a bit miffed if they were to find,
based on the level of the question, that your restoration was merely a
refinishing that reduced the value of the antique to next to nothing.
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