Sheen ?? Varnish/Stain


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Old 12-15-05, 06:05 AM
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Sheen ?? Varnish/Stain

What is a good sheen to put on kitchen cabinets? The satin finish seems to be still to shiny. Is there a finish that is less polished? I am using varnish/stain mixture. Thanks
 
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Varnish and polyurathane come in 3 basic sheens - satin, semi-gloss and gloss. The actual sheen may vary a little from brand to brand. Satin has the lowest sheen.

SWP used to sell a gloss modifier that you could add to oil base paint to tone down the sheen. I don't know if it is still alvailable.
 
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Question Can you tone down the sheen by the ratio of stain to varnish?

If mixing stain and varnish, can the sheen be toned down by varying the ratio of varnish to stain? Is the sheen of polyshades different that regular varnish?
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Old 12-15-05, 04:48 PM
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Polyshades is pretinted and the sheen should be the same as untinted.

When adding stain to poly/varnish you are actually thinning and tinting the poly. I doubt it affects the sheen, atleast not a noticable amount.
 
 

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