Slightly DUll Gloss Polyurethane


Old 07-05-04, 11:18 AM
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Slightly DUll Gloss Polyurethane


I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets. I first tried a spot w/ matte finish polyurethane (oil) but wanted more gloss. SO, I coated all w/ a high gloss poly (oil). But, ideally, I'd like a slightly duller finish. I thought I have seen how to gently dull a gloss poly finish. Any suggestions?

Also, I got alittle sagging in the existing finish cause I rushed the prep. sanding some. I can live w/ it if I can't easily remove it.

Thanks for any assistance!

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Old 07-05-04, 03:44 PM
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Hi Sparkie,

If your matte and gloss are both oil base and the same mfg., simply mix them until you get the desired finish.

Best to remove the doors and lay them flat for a more even finish, as most polys are self leveling.
Also, I usually thin with mineral spirits - then any sagging is more easily brushed out if done quick enough.
Poly is not easily buffed/rubbed to dull the finish. Ground silica is used in the matte to dull the reflective properties.

good luck,
Old 07-05-04, 06:47 PM
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I wouldn't suggest mixing the two, you never know what you'll get. Use a 'satin' finish. It is available in latex or oil. It will give you a 'dull' shine.
Old 07-05-04, 06:59 PM
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I've mixed two finishes of the same brand product for years. They just need stirred good first.

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