I have a table that has a veneer inlay that my grandkids put huge scratches in. I decided to sand it and coat it with polyurethane. Long story short, I even ended up adding stain. The sanding block made it look horrible (scratches) but when I put the first coat of poly it looked fine.
I sanded with 220 to put another coat of poly on, however 2 things happened. 1. The can said 4 hours between coats and to sand but it seemed like it was still a little tacky and I sanded anyway. 2. Now that I have sanded it looks horrible (worse than before the first coat of Poly) it looks like a huge scratch mess.
My Questions: 1. Will the scratched look go away again after I spray it with poly again? or should I sand it with a finer sanding block before I recoat it? I guess the worst thing that can happen is that I will have to start all over...If it does look okay after I apply poly again, what should I do after the last coat for any bumps?