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Old 15-03-2010, 17:32   #1
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Question Show Me Your Interior Woodwork: Satin vs Glossy

I am having trouble deciding on a glossy or satin finish for varnishing my interior teak. If you have interior photos that show some good natural varnished teak in either satin or glossy, please post so I can get a feel of how they look. I plan on having bulkheads and cabin walls off-white (Herreshoff style), with varnished wood trim. I love the glossy look, but fear it will show scratches too easily and might be a bit too shiny for the inside.

Any pictures or words of wisdom regarding the decision will be appreciated!
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IMHO Gloss is for the outside..saitin inside,
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Hand rubbed pure china tung oil on old growth Burmese teak, boats 36 years old and this is all origional.
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This is gloss, 50 years old and it was looking good.





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I really like the look of the exposed cabintop beams!
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Makes it easier to check the boat. One of the nice touches to an old wood boat.
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would love to see some exterior pictures
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Ok, Oh Joy some time ago:



and



Oh Joy lately:



There are a ton of threads about her on this site if you've the time.
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Very nice!
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The ceiling is satin, and the windows are gloss........i2f
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if you go with the satin varnish .. remember that you should use gloss for the base coats and satin for the top coat only.
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if you go with the satin varnish .. remember that you should use gloss for the base coats and satin for the top coat only.
yep on the pieces I have started varnishing, I've used glossy for 5 coats. I'm ready for the final coat and am torn over the decision.
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one of the things you can do is dilute the satin with gloss and you get something else that really looks good.
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if you go with the satin varnish .. remember that you should use gloss for the base coats and satin for the top coat only.
OK Teach me something.....Why is that?
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OK Teach me something.....Why is that?

Applying to many coats of satin will make the finish cloudy and muddy looking. Using three or four base coats of clear then a final coat or two with satin will leave a beautiful, clear and deep finish.
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