I made some things from pale maple, and added a clear finish called
Antique Oil (from B&Q). I loved the ease of application and the speed
of drying and the quality of finish, however I didn't like the way it
darkened the wood slightly (as most oils and varnishes do).
Is there anything that is similarly easy to apply evenly, that doesn't
change the colour of the wood? It needs to be non-toxic and reasonably
hard-wearing and also moisture-proof. It also needs to be non-glossy,
so that the wood looks more or less unfinished/natural to the human
eye, yet is preotected from staining, soiling, etc.
- posted 12 years ago