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Forum topic by End_Grain posted 04-01-2010 11:54 PM 1004 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2010 11:54 PM

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Other than the obvious reason of cutting the gym floor like gloss, why do so many finish schedules recommend the final 2 coats be satin over the high gloss. Why not just start and finish with satin.

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 11:58 PM

Satin is gloss with additives to flatten it. Too many coats of it can make the finish look real dull and cloudy.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 01:08 AM

You don’t even need to apply satin if you rub out the gloss with some 0000.

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 01:19 AM

Also, gloss is harder than satin, due to the additives Michael mentioned.

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 02:35 AM

For furniture, gloss finish retains clearer finger print than satin – finishing source.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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