Great application. Very easy to use. My deck now looks like furniture!
I testing the Hybrid Wood Protector, color Natural, out on a few species of wood: poplar, pine, and hickory. Application is very nice, however - on top of clear poplar, pine and hickory, the wood becomes very yellow... more yellow than I was hoping for. In fact when you look at the fluid, it is pretty much a shade of yellow. On the hickory, character grade, the dark regions, the Natural color makes the medium to darker browns look pretty good. But still, in the little nooks & crannies of the grain, yellow deposits. I am curious how it will look on the poplar in 1, 3, 5+ years... maybe it will brown out. But, would be nice if there was a golden brown/honey type hue available...
Hello, the Natural color includes some pigment in it. There is a color "Pure" which does not contain pigment and may be closer to the honey type hue you are looking for.
I purchased the "Natural" tint for an outdoor table I built using pecan slabs. The color is VERY yellow, exactly like the color swatch when applied to nearly any wood. Unfortunately at the time Rubio did not publish any sanding grit information for how to apply the product on the can, or in the Technical Data Sheet, or on the website. Very disappointing. Overall, it's a high quality product but beware of the color, and Rubio really needs to improve their technical communication.