Agreed with the above, walnut will lighten with exposure to the sun.
In our shop and market, this is not considered a defect, it's part of the nature of the wood, and we do not stain any job that calls for natural color walnut. We just clearcoat it.
We have had a number of times where the natural color of walnut wasn't quite what they wanted and we ended up staining it to make it more black, or more golden, or more reddish. Those jobs don't fade nearly the same rate, nor nearly as light when final.
Is that the clear spray stain base by ML Campbell that you mix with the American Walnut. I haven't used ML Campbell for about 4 years as the dealer close to me changed products, but now there is a new supplier. Thanks
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