Knotty Pine Paneling Sealant

Shannon asked 9 years ago

Is there a product I can use to keep my knotty pine paneling the raw ‘blonde’ color it is after sanding? Polyurethane and acrylic urethane both turn the wood a darker honey/golden hue.

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

Try a clear coat of sanding sealer…

Crowder Painting answered.

Any wood finish will darken or change the color, just like wetting the wood with water. You will have the best luck with the acrylic urethane. Oil based finishes add an amber color plus darken the wood.

A possible solution is wax worth a try on a sample piece of wood.