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-Andy- posted a topic in Questions & AnswersAs above. I am used to my fossils looking a tad darker or shiny when I apply a sealant to them. I use matte artist varnish. To me it's simply the trade-off of preserving them longer. I was rather surprised when I applied the same sealant to my Lebanon squid, and the tentacles darkened a lot. This is a unique situation as the tentacles were almost invisible originally, but now they are obvious (not so much that they stand out against the rest of the fossil though). I am not a fan of painting over Lebanese fossils to enhance their looks, so turning my squid tentacle from almost invisible to highly visible made me feel somewhat guilty.
I have a question. Does anyone have any knowledge of anyone attempting to use color enhancing sealers for stone and tile to bring out the colors on a fossil? I did tile installation for about seven years and we used it to bring out the colors in travertines and such. It gave the tiles a "wet" appearance, without the shine. I know it wouldn't take the place of a consolidating sealant like Vinac or Paraloid, but it might make the fossil stand out against a matrix, if the colors of both are similar. Just a question I've had, bouncing around my skull for awhile...