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Matt varnish to "kill" a sheen

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Normo, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Normo Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gang
    Long time since I posted, just getting back into it and need a bit of advice
    I have painted some oxen (Oils on acrylic) and they have dried with a sheen I need a recommendation for a good spray tin matt varnish (Not thru an airbrush) I know that times have changed over the years and products have become more reliable so I am hoping one of the more modern products will help
    All ideas welcome
    Thanks
    John
  2. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello John! .. For such tasks I invariably use 'Testors Dullcote', straight from the tin! .. so far with good results. It matts everything down nicely. ;)

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    Regards,

    Mark
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  3. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I can't find dull coat with the demise of the local hobby shop. I haven instead been using Tamiya flat clear coat with very good results. Make sure you let the oils dry for a week or so before hosing the down with varnish.

    Colin
  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    the testors works some of the time :confused: but for very high sheen it struggles , choice of oil paint needs careful thought
    as some can be very glossy esp the students stuff , also the base coat can play an important part IE if it is shiny so will be your oils , if you can get the oils on in an ultra thin coat then any high gloss will in time drop to a nice sheen
    or you could use a light box to accelerate the drying and it will take out the shine also in most cases
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  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I use Widsor and Newton Matt Varnish... Still a bit hit and miss TBH but it gets there eventually...
  6. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I have tried 'em all - Dullcote included - and have yet to find one that really "does what it says on the tin" to my complete satisfaction.

    At best they all seem to turn gloss into a semi-matt satin, I'm still searching for the elusive perfect product.

    - Steve
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Got it in one Steve, its in the foundation you gotta get right
  8. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
  9. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I use DullCote, too. If you'd like to get it and you can't get it at a local store, you should be able to order it online.

    Prost!
    Brad

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