Clear Prep+Finish™, when applied with a sponge, dries quite glossy. This is because the sponge applies a thicker film than spraying.
This can be mitigated a number of ways:
- Use one sponge to apply the Clear. Before it begins to dry, go over it with a second damp sponge to thin it out.
- Work with a glaze (mixture of Clear and color). 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 more matte finish.
Dull and satin acrylic-urethane finishes are available upon request.
- 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.