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Question on clear finishing - Satin and matte finish, are they the same?

02-21-2015 03:24 PM by Alan Hart | 5 comments »

So there is my question. Is a satin finish the same as a matte finish? I made my wife a barn door headboard for Valintines Day (I will post picture when it is up). I made it out of 1×4 lumber and stained it gray to look old. She wants a matte finish, no shine at all, on it. She says a satin finish will have a slight shine to it. I said that satin and matte are the same. I know paint have a matte and it’s a dull look. If it is different, what do I use to put a clear on it that doesn’t shine. She said it could be left bare but I said that it’s not a good idea to keep wood unprotected. Any and all thoughts are welcome. Thanks fellow Lumberjocks

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