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#1 posted 08-17-2020 03:13 PM

Any top coat is going to darken it. What you can try is after applying something like the water based poly, lightly scuff sand it with a 220 or 320 grit sand paper. You don’t want to sand through the finish but scuffing it may lighten it a bit.

EDIT: Use a satin finish to start with or flat if you can find one. Also, I have used a Rustoleum flat clear acrylic in a rattle can when I wanted no sheen at all but it will still darken the color a little.

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