07:12PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 02/13/99
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I finished my basement in white pine and want to keep a light natural look. Polyurethane yellowed the wood over time on a sample piece. What can I use to avoid this?


01:54PM | 01/30/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Pine yellows on its own naturally over time. Sunlight will accelerate this.


12:57PM | 02/07/03
Member Since: 02/02/03
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water based polyurethane stays a little whiter and tends not to yellow so much.


12:21PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Make sure it has UV inhibitors as well. UV is what darkens wood, or in this case yellows it.


01:23PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 06/19/02
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I use the water based formulation of a product called "Vlecto Varathane". It is somewhat pricey, but hardly changes the color of wood at all.


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