How to finish wood without altering its colour

When a clear finish is applied to wood it invariably alters colour, usually becoming darker or perhaps more mellow in tone. In addition, over time products such as Linseed oil or Danish Oil and urethane based finishes in particular can become much more yellow, looking unattractive on pale timbers such as maple or beech.

To finish wood without significantly altering its colour, use Finney’s Trade Acrylic Varnish. The matt version will protect the wood without the obvious appearance of a finish being applied.

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