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Bluekingfisher

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Having just read a thread on creating a glossy finish it reminded me to ask my question.

As a temporary measure we had to buy a couple of kitchen cabinet doors and drawers fronts to match the old kitchen doors, prior to me making new doors later in the year.

The existing doors are a yinyl wrap with a semi matt finish in maple.

The local replacement door unit can make up the same doors but only with the high gloss sheen. As it is only for a few months I can live with the anomally but wondered if there is a way to dull the high sheen on the vinyl a little??

Thanks in advance
 

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I'm not quite I'm understanding what a "vinyl wrap" is, but since any sheen is a surface effect, a coat of satin varnish will give a satin effect.

Indeed, the instructions on my tin of satin varnish recommend that ALL the coats of varnish be "normal" (AKA gloss) except the top one.

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If you can try on a sample. Rubbing down with 400gt > 600gt > 1200 wet and dry using soap and water works. Geoff
 

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Thanks gents, I might try the wet and dry method, just to take the high gloss off it and blend in a little more with the existing doors.

BB - I don't think varnish would not be practicable mate, that said, it is only for a short period of time and the doors will be thrown out in the not too distant future.

Thanks fellahs
 
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