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birlinn

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Matt varnish?
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:04:07 PM »


Anyone know of a really matt varnish?  I've tried some test pieces, and Humbrol's matt coat is still a bit too glossy for me.
Not aerosol- I want to add a wee bit of colour to weather things down a bit.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 06:13:44 PM »

Humbrol No 49 tinlet Matt Varnish seems to give a very good matt finish although perhaps a little soft.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 06:16:04 PM »


Thanks, Colin.
Will try- I'm over to Englandshire in the 2CV  next week, and will pick up a tin.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 07:12:04 PM »

I use Humbrol 49 from tinlets and have done for a good twelve years but you have to give it a really really god stir followed by another good stir to get all the contents mixed well. I had one tin that came out like butterscotch in colour and like caramel in consistency but this is one in twenty odd tins bought.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 08:11:47 PM »

A lot depends on what you are trying to achieve.
Humbrol matt 49 is good for fittings and wood trim etc. but I wouldn't want to use it on a hull for example where something like Ronseal polyurethane mattcote gives just a slight sheen and resists marks much better.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 08:24:41 PM »


Hi years ago you could buy a tube of matting agent but not sure if you can still get it   you put a bit in a little at time till you get to the finish you want low sheen to very matt good luck if you can find some.
                              regards Howard.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 11:48:32 AM »

Just Googled 'matting agent' and there were quite a few options there
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 07:18:39 PM »

If you just want to take the shine off, a light rub with some metal polish such as solvol autosol but watch out for edges and corners . Too energetic and you will take it them back to wood.  Automotive rubbing compound will achieve the same.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 01:08:20 AM »

Metal polish will "Shine" the paint not dull it. That's my experience.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 07:35:44 AM »

Metal polish will "Shine" the paint not dull it. That's my experience.


  It will smooth the paint surface but will not produce a glass like shine of a gloss lacquer, at least with the products I have used.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 01:47:22 PM »

Hannants Xtracolour Matt Varnish is a lot better than humbrol and easier to clean out an airbrush. Thins well and produces a very matt finish
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 04:03:14 PM »

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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 05:34:29 PM »

It's worth bearing in mind the the more matt the finish, the more prone it tends to be to pick up marks or staining.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 09:45:11 PM »

It's worth bearing in mind the the more matt the finish, the more prone it tends to be to pick up marks or staining.
Colin
not exactly a problem with working boats :}    I like Revell #2 tinlets for really matt  but agree the slight sheen of the matt-polyurethene  is better to look like painted metal at our viewing  distances & in photographs.While buying paint here are a couple of pics of a working boat`s deck, might be handy.
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Re: Matt varnish?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2018, 10:43:10 PM »

I do think there is a difference between expertly applied weathering and just letting your boat get dirty!
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