The wood of a very Large carved eagle has dried and lost its beauty

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Kathy Mcfrancis asked 12 months ago

We have a very large wood carved eagle which was carved from a massive tree trunk, it came from Indonesia. The wool has dried out and lost it brightness. Could you recommend a product that would protect and bring out the veins of the work of art. Thank you.

1 Answers
William Stewart Staff answered 11 months ago

Hello Kathy.
Depends on what look you want, you can use tung oil which provides a beautiful finish:
Saturate your piece, let it soak for 10 minutes, and then wipe it dry. This treatment should be repeated three or four times over three or four days, with a 24-hour gap between layers.
Urethanes and poly finishes are available in high gloss, semi-gloss, and matte finishes can also be used for wood carvings. I believe they give the wood carving a stark, hard appearance when contrasted to the softer oils.