I've recenetly sanded back some wooden furniture which was medium-reddy colour. It is now a much lighter natural colour and looks lovey. I'd like to leave it as it is, but I understand I need to protect it in some way.
Having done some googling, I'm very confused as to how to best do this without changing the colour. It's only light use furniture so doesn't need a massive amount of protection.
I did some floors in Dulux diamond glaze after it was recommended. Once it’s on it’s like it’s barely there, hardly alters the tone at all, but makes the surface tough as nails, apparently they do dance floors and stuff with it as it’s so hard wearing. Dries quickly and doesn’t smell.
I used Polyvine decorators varnish on a sanded down wooden handrail for my stairs. I used gloss but they do one that has no shine at all. It’s not expensive, around £15. It also goes a very long way. Looks a milky colour but has no colour at all when it dries, not like some varnishes I’ve used which are a bit yellowy. I recommend it and would buy again. From the online seller that begins with ‘A’