We are install bright cherry baseboard in a production shop. The baseboard is bright and has radius corners 2 3/8". With such a tight radius the color changes in the finish, because of the end-grain effect. We are using a varnish. Is there anyway to keep the color more even? Any help is appreciated.
From contributor T:
I would suggest putting a washcoat of thinned shellac first. This is especially helpful before staining. If you are not planning to stain, consider a light coat of stain to even it up. The shellac will prevent uneven stain penetration. Try it on a scrap piece first to see how effective it will be.