I have a softwood (pine) table that is my main office table at home. It doesn't have a very smooth surface, so I decided to sand and polish it. Last weekend, I sanded it down with the finest grit sandpaper I had on hand, but it didn't come out very smooth. I assumed that polishing it with beeswax will fill all the microholes in the wood and make it really smooth and shiny.
Contrary to my belief, the table is in worse condition than it was before. I applied 3 layers of beeswax I bought from Ikea, but still no good.
One thing I definitely need to do is sand it down more with the finest sandpaper available. But I am confused about what wax to use. Maybe I have been using the wrong polish. Do you guys have any recommendations as to what should be used. Also, I used brush, is that the best way to do it?
As you can see, I am not very knowledgeable in this area, so detailed instructions would be fantastic. When I get home this evening, I will post photos of the table so you can get an idea.