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I am finishing the table surface for a modern cantilever entrance table. It is veneered with birdseye maple that has been dyed white.
Normally I finish all of my stuff with Seagrave CV, but I do not want any sort of yellowing on this piece.
What finishes are out there that are optically clear and STAY CLEAR. I worry that even if I shoot this with a truly clear finish it will possibly yellow with time. The way the walls in the house are laid out it shouldn't get any direct sunlight.
I did a search and saw that GF eduro-var was recommended and a product called Target 9000. I have no experience with either product. If any of you guys can steer me towards a solid product to use I would appreciate it a bunch. Thank you!
I've sprayed a lot of Target 9000, usually as a clear coat over their pigment finish but also for applications like yours and I am always impressed with how water white it is. I cannot see a difference in the color between a non clear coated painted cab part and one that is, be it white or the darkest grey. It will change the look of raw wood but your white stain will keep that color shift at bay.
I use a 2K acrylic urethane.
Back in the day we used to use what was called a butyrate laquer with white finishes. I was told this resin will not yellow. You also have to be aware that even if the finish doesn't yellow, the wood still could. Uv blockers will only last so long in the finish if they are in to help prevent the color change. Also, you could put just a drop of white in your finish to help so when the wood wets out, it won't show. I'm just not sure it will last forever.
Did a kitchen 2 years ago, soft maple painted a very bright white, clear coated everything with 2 coats of gf clear poly. Looked great. I saw the cabs recently and they look brand new and still bright white. Very little sun hits them if any. So far so good.