I wanted to highlight how awesome my wood trim is, so got some of that polyurethane that has stain built in...did them in walnut with highlights in maple and oak. They look like real wood and I get compliments on them all the time. Guy came up to me just the other day and asked, "dude, are those calipers wood?" Getting my hard work noticed is all I want.
(My way of answering your question, OP--I think it's a waste of time)
Last edited by dmax; 08-04-2012 at 04:42 AM.