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#1 posted 12-12-2006 03:29 AM

Hi Kathy. Make sure you use a “water white” finish, which basically means it is non-yellowing. Most finishes, like oils and lacquers, can yellow over time. When color accuracy is an issue, my go to topcoat is a CAB-acrylic lacquer from Sherwin Williams. Waterborne poly is also a good water-white option.
Just make sure you read the label carefully. If it doesn’t say “water white” or non-yellowing, it will most likely yellow over time.

Good luck!!


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