I would like to ask for advice on refinishing an antique kitchen table.
My new wife loves antiques, and the beautiful character that comes with age. I really don't want to screw up her table.
This table is in excellent physical shape, and simply needs a refinish. It appears to be mahogany, and now has some water ring stains, and some heat stains on the surface. The stain is very worn, but the wood is not scratched or dinted too much.
What products would look good on an antique and still protect the table from water and heat stains?
I bought a bottle of Howard Restore-A-Finish mahogany and Varathane Interior satin at Home Depot. Will these work well together? Once home I noticed the stain said not to apply polyurethane on top of it, because it will not harden properly. Isn't polyurethane a two part epoxy product?
I am confused.
Thanks for any helpful comments.