Can anyone recommend a finish for wood that will seal the wood, not darken it, and not yellow after time? I may also paint certain parts of the piece so the finish should also not affect the paint colour.
Here is an example of my pyrography. I may still add a bit of colour but haven't made up my mind on that yet:
I have a can of Chapman's Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish and have tested it on a scrap piece but it darkened the wood quite a bit. Although it says it takes a while to dry so am not sure if it will stay darker or lighten when it is completely dried.
I may actually use the beeswax to my advantage if it does stay darker (just do certain areas) but then I would need the finish to seal that as well.