I am investigating options for finishing a new kitchen build.
I will be constructing the frames of rift sawn maple and using flat curly maple panels.
I want to bring pop the curl in the maple and probably add a little amber hue as well to warm it up a bit. From searching on the FWW site I come up with a few articles using aniline dyes to bring out the figure but the part I dont’ like seems to be that they all use linseed or tung oils over that, then a film topcoat. BLO and the like take a long time to fully cure which will slow the finish process immensely.
My typical system would be to use solvent based lacquer (MLC Duravar or Krystal) topcoat with the appropriate vinyl or sanding sealer under it. For color I use MLC woodsongII spay only stain however, I’m thinking this is probably a bad idea as they work great at controlling blotching which is the opposite of what I want in popping the figure.
So I was wondering if spraying the sealer & topcoat right over the dye will have the same effect at popping the figure as applying the BLO?
Any other (aka faster) ways than BLO to get the same result under the post cat lacquer?
Thanks in advance