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From: wallcakes1/18/14 2:22 PM 
To: All  (1 of 5) 

Hi all, I haven't been around for a long time...hope everyone is doing well.


I normally use flecto varathane for finishing my switch plates, but would like something truly matte for some pendants I'm working on. I will be using acrylic paints, maybe some mica powders, metal leafing etc. I see that Liquitex has a matte varnish as does Golden. The golden looks like it's toxic, as it has warnings on it. The liquitex is non toxic.


Does anyone have any experience with these matte finishes. If you have other suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks so much.


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From: sunni (sunnisan)1/18/14 3:13 PM 
To: wallcakes  (2 of 5) 
 70785.2 in reply to 70785.1 

in my experience, the same company varathane you use for your switchplates should offer water-based gloss, semi-gloss and matte. if not, check other brands of varathane.


From: mkirkwag11/18/14 8:23 PM 
To: wallcakes  (3 of 5) 
 70785.3 in reply to 70785.1 

Renaissance Wax is a good bet if you don't want it completely flat matte. It's a low sheen, honed finish.


From: LeonardaAnn1/19/14 5:03 PM 
To: wallcakes  (4 of 5) 
 70785.4 in reply to 70785.1 

You can get a fairly matte finish by using 0000 steel wool on the varathane.

Lee C.
My Etsy shop

From: wallcakes1/20/14 1:26 PM 
To: All  (5 of 5) 
 70785.5 in reply to 70785.4 

Thanks for the suggestions.


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