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Forum topic by plang posted 12-04-2013 09:05 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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plang

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12-04-2013 09:05 PM

here goes anyway. I just mistakenly sprayed on a high gloss finish of paint on a project and it was suppose to be Satin, and would like to know if I were to spray on a clear coat of a satin finish over that would it dull the shine. I remember as a kid Testers made a spray called Dull Coat that did just that. If I must I will go and buy a can of satin paint but already have the clear coat. Anyway thanks for any advice on this matter.


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 09:13 PM

There are dulling agents you can add to the paint.
Otherwise a new can of satin paint would do the trick. If the paint will ever need to be matched again, I would lean toward the new satin paint.

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Finisherman

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 09:24 PM

Yes, you should be able to apply a coat of satin finish over your gloss finish without any problem. I often build my finish with gloss lacquer and then top it off with one coat of satin lacquer. The gloss finish provides the best clarity while the last coat of satin finish provides the desired sheen. Incidentally, I also remember the Testors dull coat and gloss coat. I built model airplanes and cars before I moved on to refinishing furniture.

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CharlesNeil

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 09:29 PM

Finisherman, is correct a final satin coat will handle the problem .

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