The first link talks about flattening a finish. The other 2 are for products.
: Hello folks,
: My SWMBO and I recently started making country craft type things together
: in my woodshop. You know, "home is where the heart is" signs, and things
: of that nature.
: The problem is, we haven't been able to figure out what to use for a finish
: coat on these projects. We want something clear and flat, that will seal
: well enough that a little rain won't destroy the projects if they're
: displayed outside. I checked with the Borg, etc., and they don't have
: anything flat. You can have any finish from them you want... as long as
: it's gloss or satin polyurethane. :-) I know that some folks who make
: things in this style use acrylic matt medium, available in artist supply
: and craft stores, but I checked that out, and boy is it expensive (like $20
: for a *pint*.) Is there anything more conventional available that's flat,
: transparent, and at least reasonably waterproof? Maybe like a
: polyurethane, varnish, shellac or something similar?
: I know that I could use something satin and knock down the shine with
: sandpaper or what not, but that seems like an awful lot of work. We're
: really looking for something that we can either brush or spray on and be
: done with.
: Thanks in advance for any tips!
: - Jeff
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