Quote Originally Posted by mikenehrkorn View Post
I love the quick drying poly as well, mostly because I lack the patience. I tend to use a fairly simple method with my poly.......very thin coats using a foam brush followed by light steel wool and then cleaned with a tack cloth just prior to next coat. And I can usually get 2-3 coats per brush (depending on the project size) by dropping it into a sealed sandwich bag between coats.

I would think 5-10 coats should be more than enough to give you years of beauty and durability.
Use bronze wool and any remaining steel wool that gets stuck in the finish won't rust. Boat builder trick...