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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: old shrimper on April 04, 2013, 09:07:46 AM

Title: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: old shrimper on April 04, 2013, 09:07:46 AM

hi guys is there something i can put in the gloss oil based enamel to make it flat for the deck paint ??
 cheers Bob
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: john44 on April 04, 2013, 09:17:28 AM
you can spray/paint over when dry with clear matt enamel varnish.

john
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: old shrimper on April 04, 2013, 09:25:20 AM
HI JOHN
yes that would be a good opt


i was trying to get the non skid look in scale
fine table salt is just too big, looks like  rocks on the deck even when painted over
tried a roller to get the textured look not what i was hoping for either
 lol
THANKS  Bob
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: john44 on April 04, 2013, 09:35:05 AM
Hi old shrimper,
the thing I use for that job is called (rustolium) cast iron, its a textured spray
 I get mine from B&Q I use it on the lifeboat and working boat decks.
You can give a light coat or build up with 2 to 3 coats.Then paint over.


hope this may be of help

john
 
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: old shrimper on April 04, 2013, 09:38:40 AM
thanks mate ill see what i can find
at the local masters H/W
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: nemesis on April 04, 2013, 04:28:25 PM
Try a little talcum powder mixed with the paint, see what result you get. Nemesis
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: nemesis on April 04, 2013, 04:32:35 PM
Just read your posting again,I used sparking plug cleaning grit, it is very fine powdered emery,
so I have been told. Spray the deck and when still wet sprinkle it on. Try a sample first.Nemesis
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: peter61_uk on March 05, 2014, 11:19:42 PM
Try a little talcum powder mixed with the paint, see what result you get. Nemesis

Talcum or French chalk is a good way to do it....... I remember that was one of the things I learned in my apprenticeship...... The other way to do it is to let the paint cure off properly (a few days or a week) then gently take the gloss away with some toothpaste, water and an old toothbrush...........That's how I took the shine off the satin varnish I used on my planked deck.
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: Howard on March 06, 2014, 06:27:15 PM
Years Ago when i was a lot younger and making Airfix models you could get a tube of matting agent at my local model shop but have not seen it for a long time.
Regards Howard.
Title: Re: making gloss enamel flat
Post by: Netleyned on March 06, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
Two ideas on here, but I think we are looking for
a non slip/skid surface.
Rustoleum seems to be the experts choice.


Ned