Finish Help

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I am building the Soleil Royal and need advice on deck finishing. I have simulated tree nails by slight compression with a metal prong and then just a touch of #2 pencil in the “holes”.
I like the nails to be subtle looking like the photo on the right. BUT, I tried some wipe 9FF1595D-51C0-4595-AC07-A5BDFE67D53F.jpegon poly satin and it has really darkened the holes where they are a bit to prominent looking.
Any recommendations on any other type finish that won’t darken the holes? Tung oil? Dullcoat?
 
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I do Woodworking and one of the tricks that I use is a mixture of denatured alcohol and shellac at a 50/50 mixture this prevents blocking when staining Furniture so may help you with your problem Lightly sand after it has dried then apply your finish
 
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I darken the caulking lines with a fine mechanical pencil having chamfered the planks before laying. Then I use Minwax golden oak stain marker to color the deck. No further finish — because I like the appearance of bare wood planking. I think they used to sand decks and sea water affected them too. Some people will like this look, some won’t!
 

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