|Forum topic by saltcod||posted 05-14-2015 07:13 PM||623 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-14-2015 07:13 PM
I discovered West Elm a few nights ago and I got to say — I’m hooked! I want to try and reproduce almost everything on the site!
In my week or so of experimenting with different finishes, I’ve learned a ton! Conditioners, gels, stains, oils, etc. None of what I’ve played with so far have gotten me to this West Elm-like finish that I love so much:
Any advance tips on how they’re getting that pure matte finish? A lot will depend on the wood of course, but any suggestions about what direction I should head in if this is the kind of finish I really like?
I’m thinking this might be a combination between an oil (Danish?) and a paste wax? Or can polyurethane actually be finished to have that buttery matte look? I bought a “satin” poly the other day, and it definitely doesn’t finish to this kind of matte.
Advice welcome! Thanks!