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Forum topic by Doublewide posted 10-10-2017 12:35 AM 561 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2017 12:35 AM

I’m finishing up an art piece that’s made from all the cutoffs I’ve saved over the years from different projects. Some is edge grain, most will be end grain. What type of a finish should I use? One that won’t change or add any color or tint… I really want the end grain to pop.

thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 10-10-2017 12:38 AM

No matter what you do the end grain will darken a good bit. Maybe lacquer?

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#2 posted 10-10-2017 09:04 AM

Maybe lacquer?

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#3 posted 10-10-2017 05:02 PM

I agree that spray lacquer is a good choice.

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#4 posted 10-10-2017 05:07 PM

+ 1 on the Deft.+

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#5 posted 10-10-2017 05:09 PM

I think any film finish that darkens or ambers
will reveal any flaws in the end grain sanding.

If you’ve been meticulous in your end grain
sanding of course this won’t be a problem.

Stuff like BLO doesn’t seem to reveal end grain
sanding problems. It does darken end grain

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#6 posted 10-10-2017 05:41 PM

Thank you all for the help

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