General Finishes Sanding Sealer & Enduro-Var
For my first attempt at a table I am trying to figure out a good finish schedule. I've decided to go with General Finishes water based Enduro Var, on top of General Sanding Sealer. The table top is high quality walnut ply with solid walnut edging, aprons and legs.
My plan is:
1) gentle sanding with ROS, 220 on ply and 180 for solid members
2) wet it, let dry, then sand again with 220, from here on by hand
3) x2 coats Sanding Sealer, using 320 between coats
4) first coat of Enduro-Var followed by 320
5) two subsequent coats of Enduro (for 3 total) hand sanded with 400 between coats
Has anyone worked much with General SS and/or Enduro Var? It seems like a good option because it's supposed to be pretty tough and quick cure time should enable me to get through a couple coats a day (I have very limited time to spend on this project).
My questions are:
- thoughts on my plan?
- newbie question here, but what exactly is scuff sanding - not exactly seeing the difference between scuff sanding and "normal" sanding?
- for time reasons after initial surface prep I prefer to assemble the table before applying finish. Will using the same finish schedule for ply top and solid pieces be problematic?
-is it worth considering a water based stain somewhere in the process?
- after my final coat of Enduro is paste wax a good idea, or should the Enduro provide a sufficiently protective finish?