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Sammy Shuford
06-21-2005, 6:12 PM
I have used oil finishes before on Purple heart, and it turns the wood a deep color. What can I use to maintain the lighter purple hues.

John Miliunas
06-21-2005, 6:27 PM
Sammy, PH will turn darker (more brownish) over time, regardless. If you're looking to keep it as "perky" as you can now, I would probably go with some water-borne lacquer or even water-based poly, as either will change the overall tone the least. Put some on a scrap and see how it looks to your eye.:) :cool: