Re: Reloading bench finish?
I used Spar varnish on my first bench and I can say never do that. It is durable as all get out but has a tacky touch to it which sucks when powder get's spilt on it and it does not like solvents at all. I used Polyurethane on my current bench and I have to say that that 3 or 4 good coats will do the job nicely. Much harder finish. Just as important as the finish is the density of the wood underneath especially if you clamp things to it.