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     hlmccarthy
      • Experience: 15-20 years
      • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

      Hello!

      I have a corporate client that has spec’d a “dull rub sheen” on birch ply in their branding and I’m not sure exactly what they looking for. My own research has brought me mixed information.

      This is a temporary product display so I think a ball park of sheen, texture and color is perfectly acceptable; durability/longevity is not a huge concern.

      We don’t typically do high end wood finishing and my go-to Poly is Ben Moore Staysclear. I have decent spraying facilities but not a lot of specific control/tracking for temperature and humidity.

      Any one have any insight into the sheen that being requested and a product or technique to achieve it?

      thank you!

      #15841

      The word “rub” leads me to think that they are looking for a paste wax finish.

      #15842

      Dull rubbed is a common sheen when you’re referencing woodworking clear-coats. Most cabinet lacquers are available in 5 sheens: Flat, Dull-Rubbed, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss (in order from flat to gloss). Usually a 2 part flat to 1 part satin mix ratio works out to a dull-rubbed finish.

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