Need help with deciding on Poly
In 2007, my husband and I refinished his lovely Pine table. Stained it a beautiful natural color and looks amazing in our dining room. Problem we have been experiencing is, we were very green in our finishing of the table. We asked the "lovely" people of our big box hardware store and was assured to use a lacquer, which left the finish, ok, for the most part. Later on, a few months down the road, we noticed that anything with significant heat was set on it, it would stick to the table. Yes, I used hot pads, coasters, place mats, table cloths, it all stuck. I have set paper plates on the table and they would stick so bad, it would almost seem to meld into the table and we could not get it off.
Well, I finally have grown tired of it and we are going to attempt to refinish it again. same top color, slightly different color for the legs. I do not want to make the same mistake with the top coat of it. We have all that we need for this project, just needed to know what to use to finish it. Also, what method would be best to apply it? Brush, foam sponges, or spray? My husband was able to spray the poly for the door and it came out GORGEOUS! Would this be a good idea for the table as well?