I used water-based 3X Varathane on a table top I am refinishing. It is very difficult to spread because it is so thick. It is supposed to be "self-leveling". I cannot brush it on evenly because it is so thick and it starts to dry (and gum up when I go back to even it out). Some areas are much thicker than others.
I have sanded it lightly but an hoping for some guidance before I try a second coat!