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Do I need Dull or Satin Sealer?

Dull Sealer and Satin Sealer are a special order clear topcoat for:

  • materials needing a duller finish and / or
  • sealing bright primary or secondary colors that contain a lot of pigment (blues, greens, reds, etc).

These sealers rub or spray on the same as Clear Prep+Finish, but they can be more finicky. Dull and Satin Sealer impart a thicker film, so use only one thin coat. The flattening flake can sometimes leave a whitish haze on very dark colors, so it is important to stir the Dull or Satin Sealer to reconstitute the flattening flake. If haziness is an issue, the solution is to add the tiniest bit of color to the sealer. The luster will not be affected and any haze will be corrected by the pigment.

Dull and Satin Sealer are an acrylic-urethane blend. Clear Prep+Finish is an acrylic only. The sizes and prices are the same for both; click here. These are special order items, meaning we must email the invoice or take credit card over the phone.

Reader Interactions


  1. matthew says

    Hi there! I’m curious if a satin sealer would end up looking even if applied over a sofa that is already satin but has some matte patches (I used rubbing alcohol to get off marker, leaving some matte areas). I’d like to coat it and get it all looking even again.


    • lesandre says

      Question is, did the alcohol indeed strip some of the original clear finish or did it just remove years of body oil and residue from conditioners? To get the best result with our products, you’ll need to clean the surface with alcohol anyway. That said, the Satin Sealer should blend nicely with areas that don’t need cleaning or treatment.

  2. Denise says

    I’m using Satin Sealer as a sealer for my project. How long do I wait after my final application of color to apply sealer?

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