Um, the workbench isn't the thing getting cleaned often, it's the long table in the backroom which I painted in gray ployurethane. You know, the one with the boom box on it. I have no doubt that the workbench will be easy to clean as well, though I hardly ever do that because it's always getting used and dirty anyway.
Just like twins, the workbench and cart will get equal attention lest one feels neglected.
Yup! The clear marine polyurethane was pretty wet yet so that's why it looks so shiny. It's a semigloss finish so it'll dry a little dull which is perfect for a workbench (or the cart).
Well, I checked the finish on the workbench and cart today. The cart top is perfect in my opinion - nice and smooth. The workbench had some rough areas though which was a little disappointing. As a quick fix, I used a putty knife to carefully knock down the rough spots. You can't tell where I did this which is good. If I'm going to spray the cart top with a clear enamel yet I figure I can do the same to the workbench and that should provide a smooth surface without bubbles. Here's what everything looks like:
As you can see, both the cart and workbench have a pleasing finish. That should keep them looking nice for the rest of the year. Maybe. I hope.