Advice on a pre-paint sealant: * [linseed oil and mineral spirits, 50/50](https://www.chippingaway.com/2017/04/how-to-paint-woodcarvings/) * https://www.lsirish.com/tutorials/coloring-your-project/basics-to-painting/steps-to-success/ * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UXczoOA5Fs * https://www.fredzavadilwoodcarving.com/1719/how-to-prepare-carving-painting-staining-finishing/ * http://www.jrcarvers.com/index_htm_files/How-2_Paint_Carved_Characters.pdf