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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 09-14-2015 10:58 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2015 10:58 PM

I just finished a bookshelf with a few coats of satin Arm R Seal. I’d like to dull it down a little bit and give it less sheen. What would be the best way to do this?

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 11:03 PM

0000 Steel Wool or white synthetic pad, wipe it down with some mineral spirits and then wax

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 04:15 PM

I usually rub Arm-R-Seal out w/ 0000 steel wool, which I rub in some Johnson’s paste wax before using. You can buff to your desired sheen. I like satin, but I still do the wax because I think it give it a much nicer tactile feel.

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 04:27 PM

Ditto to Turtle and Ed – - steel wool and wax.

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 04:31 PM

You could also pour some arm r seal into a container with a lid and let it sit for a couple days. Pour off the clear liquid off the top and the cloudy liquid left is matte Arm R Seal. The clear is basically gloss.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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