I bought a Hercules job site table saw and the painted top was rough. I bought some 3000 and 4000 grit automotive velcro circles for my orbital sander. Did the whole saw table top, including the removable blue painted insert, with 3K first. Wet cloth wipe downs after each go. Sanded with gentle pressure, it is just paint after all. Three full standings and wipedowns with 3K grit, then just one with the 4K grit. Then thorough wipe down with damp clean cloths and heated the whole surface with hairdryer set to high. Applied Johnsons Paste Wax (also warmed with hairdryer a bit) in firm circular motions. Put plenty in the slots. let dry overnight. Buffed gently with soft clean cloth. Used regular turnings when wax built up a little in the fabric . All over and in the slots. Huge difference. Now much slicker and water beads like crazy. Gave the miter gauge a little shove and it flew out the other side onto the floor. Be gentle with the sanding and the wax buffing. BTW when you try to apply "another coat" of JPW, the solvents in it basically melt the existing one you already applied. It doesn't really build on top of itself like you might expect.