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Sheen for inside boxes6/13
Preparing to finish my own ply insides rather than typical (for me) pre-finished.
Spraying SW CV.
Is bright rubbed, or dull more common?
If it could go either way, I would assume dull to be less work?
I typically use satin.
Ok.. I would call SW dull rubbed a satin.
Sheen is often designated by a number:
25 may be Satin and 40 may be semi-gloss.
Others, pleas chime in!
The pre-finished I was getting seems closer to a semi. Maybe cleans better?
l'd agree with Vince. I use the SW medium rubbed when I need to match the sheen on pre-finished maple.
Inside drawers I like nothing higher than a 20 sheen. Very nice furniture has lower sheens in the drawers boxes, it should duplicate a dull waxed soft touch.
I could switch to vinyl sealer, then 2 coats of pre cat laq.
Or just 2 coats of pre cat laq.. I have used this with good aesthetic results on drawers before..
I thought I was doing them a favor using CV, for durability. Is CV common inside boxes and drawers?
Any prompt input is valued, as I need to order the finish soon to keep on schedule.
By the way, these are kitchen cabinet boxes.
May be off topic, but what are you saving in dollars and cents when comparing a sheet of UV cured ply, to one that you have to spray yourself?
You aren't saving anything. It'll cost more. But if you're good at spraying it'll give you a much nicer interior and since it wasn't finished and shipped all over kingdom come, there will be no scratches. Plus the UV finish is very thin so it is likely to wear out before a finish you apply yourself at proper mil specs.
What Leo said.
I come from remodeling, and do occasional cabinet projects. A few a year. So I am after quality, rather than production.
The pre-finished I was getting did not look so great. This veneer core maple ply is a much better product, plus the finished ends (there are about 8 in this project) match better this way.
I also like how I can be rough on the sheet, dadoing, shelf pin drilling, etc. and then da sand it all smooth.
I still wonder if I should use pre cat or CV though.
Yet another reason I failed to mention - I like to put nosing on the shelves.. they match better when using raw, quality hardwood ply, then clear everything.
They both stink for a while. The CV is 85% cured in 24 hours and the rest in 2 weeks. The precats generally take 30-40 days to fully cure.
I do CV.
I move slow, so it will have plenty of time to stop smelling before actually being used. Plus some remodeling has to take place before install. plenty of time.
I will be glad to keep it the same finish I am already using, plus happens to be a very durable choice.