John K Jordan
>>>Latex paint. Buy mismatched paint/ miss-colored at Lowe's or Home Depot. Cheap.
Your experience must be different than mine. I found latex paint almost worthless for sealing end grain. Perhaps two or three coats would work.
I use only AnchorSeal. Years ago I bought a 55gal drum from UC coatings to use at the sawmill and still have some of that.