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Hobhood431 Mar 2021 6:56 a.m. PST


Any recommendations for a brush on satin varnish which has a slight sheen – not too glossy?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian31 Mar 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

MinWax Polyshades

joeltks31 Mar 2021 12:02 p.m. PST

I like the Vellejo satin.

McWong7331 Mar 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

+1 vallejo

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

Don't know if you can get this in the UK, but I've used Delta Ceramcoat matte interior varnish with good success. It gives a slight sheen to the surface. I also have Liquitex professional matte varnish but haven't used it yet.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 6:22 p.m. PST


After I submitted my above response, I dug out a couple of figures and tried the two matte varnishes. Both look almost exactly the same. There is a slight sheen but not glaringly so. I originally panted the figures with craft acrylic paints in the same color scheme.

So whichever one you can get should meet your requirements. And either would be less expensive per 'ounce' than Vallejo.


Hobhood401 Apr 2021 1:20 a.m. PST

Thanks, everyone for your suggestions, and Jim for going the extra mile and doing an experiment!

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