Clear Prep+Finish™, or a leather clear coat, when applied with a sponge, can dry rather glossy. This is because the sponge applies a thicker film than spraying.
Here’s how to avoid a glossy finish:
- Use two damp sponges, one to apply the clear finish and a second to disperse and thin it out before the finish begins to dry.
- Work with a glaze (mixture of color and clear). A 1:1 or 2:1 ratio will yield a semi-gloss finish. A 4:1 ratio will get a more subdued satin finish.
- Or go over the clear completely with more color for a duller finish.
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- 0:25 – Optimal sponge moisture level and application
- 0:57 – Finished result shows how the Clear deepens the color by adding shine
- 1:15 – Don’t like the Clear finish? Go right over it with more color.