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When you take water and rub it over wood, or just about any surface for that matter, why does it look better then it does after it dries? It looks darker and it looks just great. So why's that?Thanks Sim
This is a question for Edwood Woodwood.
it's a little like Basecoat and Clear finishes in the car trade. Basecoat is mat finish and when the laquer is applied we see the familiar metalic finishes on vehicles today.Applying water to wood changes the colour by adding depth. So does applying Laquer, it adds depth to the eye. So maybe the colour of the wet wood changes the way light reflects from the surface as Lightarrow suggests?
Filling the holes with water reduces the difference in the refractive index so the light gets further into the wood before being reflected.