How do you seal wood sculptures?
Sealing: Annually, you can apply more sealant to the carving – a wood stain clear coat. It will make the carving shinier, but will improve the chances of it not splitting. The more coats, the more shine, and the less chance of splitting. Placement: Create a breathable surface for your carving to sit on.
How do you keep carved wood from splitting?
When drying wood you coat the ends of the logs with a product such as anchor seal or dip the ends in gulf wax. The logs need to dry uniformly to prevent splitting and if the ends are not coated the ends dry too fast and split.