In this episode I answer a question from Michael, on WoodNet – clicking on the link will take you to the thread:
Is there a difference in suntanning before or after applying the Waterlox? I noticed that you only applied one coat on 1/2 of the board but never showed the end result of the suntan.
And my reply was:
I currently have the test underway, and will post a follow-up, with photographs, as the test board makes progress. I will take the photos under identical conditions, to avoid differences due to environmental lighting conditions. And, by showing the changes with the same board, I will eliminate any differences due to differences in boards, and how they behave.
My thanks to all who asked great questions, and also requested a follow-up!
Now, four photos of the progression of the suntan. I have not retouched the photos in any way, as I wanted to keep conditions identical, hoping the lighting would provide the progression I observed on a daily basis. Some of the differences are subtle, but at 14 days it IS obvious just how much the color of the cherry has changed: