Hi, I'm wondering if I should put some kind of a matte finish on the bare wood? Is it advisable or not and if so, what? Thank you........
Are you talking about the frame that doesn't have any wax on it? If so, I usually put clear varnish on the sides and the back of the panel. That's just to keep moisture out of the wood and prevent it from warping.
yes, that's what I mean. My son had suggested I use tung oil. I'll investigate the clear varnish. Thank you.
I like to paint the sides with the clear wax fuse and scrape off any excess
thank you everyone for your suggestions. I think what I'll do is try a few of the ideas and see what works out best. It's wonderful to be able to ask a question and receive quick answers. I appreciate your help!
I've used tung oil. I seal my panels with rabbit skin glue size before applying gesso or wax. Even then, I may do as Paula Blackwell suggests, apply and fuse clear wax and scrap away the excess.