Oil base polyurethane

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Forum topic by Polock2 posted 08-16-2015 04:20 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2015 04:20 PM

I am finishing a storage bed for my Granddaughter and I am using a pecan oil base stain and using oil base satin polyurethane. My daughter says its too shiny and would like to make it look like a matt finish. My question is do they make an oil base matt finish and if not can you use a water base matt finish over oil base satin?

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 07:11 PM

You can add flatting to the finish that you have, or try rubbing with a non woven pad.
Use oil on oil for best results.


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#2 posted 08-17-2015 12:04 AM

Thanks Bill for the response. Do you know of a good flatting agent to use?

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 01:37 PM

Interlux is a flattening agent that comes to mind, kind of pricy, I think around 40 bucks a quart, easiest way is rub it out.

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#4 posted 08-17-2015 01:49 PM

0000 Steel wool, it will look and feel great!

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#5 posted 08-17-2015 02:08 PM

+1 to the steel wool. I use it on most of my projects. Get some paste wax, rub the wool in it, then rub out the finish. After the wax sets up, buff it out to satin or semi-gloss.

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#6 posted 08-17-2015 07:06 PM

A search on the internet turned up these : duraseal polyurethane and Zar antique flat

I have not tried the duraseal but I have tried the Zar and, frankly, the finish didn’t seem flat or matte to me. It was more like a satin or semi-gloss.

I agree with the above posters about rubbing out with steel wool. I usually don’t go below 00, especially for a pretty flat look.

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#7 posted 08-17-2015 07:32 PM

Thanks for all of your comments, looks like I will try to use a little elbow grease and rub it out. Will let y’all know how it turns out.

Thanks Jerome

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