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"Best product for a Clear Satin Finish" Topic

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Fredloan01 May 2018 6:19 p.m. PST

I prefer a Satin finish, somewhere in between a gloss and flat finish. Any suggestions for the best product to get the job done?



Midlander6501 May 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

Any of the ones I buy to try to achieve a matt finish should do the job ;-)

Seriously, the problem is normally avoiding a satin finish when using brush-on matt varnish. I've had satin finish from standard Humbrol acrylic, Windsorr and Newton soluble (solvent based) and Rowney Acrylic matt varnishes and had to go through the elaborate and slightly risky process of decanting off (and sometimes adding back in) the gloss carrier medium to get the right concentration level for a matt finish, without getting the dreaded white patches.

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 1:08 a.m. PST

I seldom use satin as I prefer matt, but by mistake once I bought a tin of AP Satin spray. It certainly gives a finish that is not matt but not shiny either.

Dexter Ward02 May 2018 2:12 a.m. PST

A Satin Varnish from a DIY store will do the job nicely.
And one can lasts years.

Green Tiger02 May 2018 2:58 a.m. PST

I use Humbrol

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

I've used Minwax Polyurethane, clear satin for years. Never a problem. Stocked at Ace Hardware.

wrgmr102 May 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Krylon has a clear satin spray.

pikeman66602 May 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

Liquitex Acrylic Matte Medium in "satin".

Fredloan03 May 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the responses.


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