We are currently refinishing a kitchen table that has a multi-directional pattern on top. It looks like a checkerboard/quilted pattern. We are using a gel stain which I think should be okay to wipe with the grain but I'm seriously concerned about the topcoat. My usual go to is Varathane's Triple Thick. Then I do a coat of wipe on poly to finish. Spraying is not an option. We don't own one. Can I go in one direction and still be okay? Thank you!