Farmhouse table finish
Hi all! I recently completed a farmhouse table, and wanted to finish it with Behlen's Rockhard Table Top Urethane Varnish, the satin version. It's made from poplar. I used a stain controller, then dyed with transfast, then used a gel stain. I sprayed a couple coats of zinnser bullseye shellac (spray can) on top of that so we could use it for Thanksgiving dinner. I will now take it back into the basement for final finishing. I have a few questions about using this stuff. I intend to brush it on. Do I need to thin it with something? I've read differing opinions on this, and I'm a little confused. I know there was a change in formulation some years ago, and that just adds to the confusion. Some say that you must use a special thinner that Behlen's makes (not sure what that is), and others say mineral spirits and various other mixtures of things. Also, can I use this on the base/legs, etc.? I'm pretty much a beginner with woodworking and finishing, and want to do this right. I've attached picture of the table.