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Which kind of topcoat?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by kopper87, 22 Mar 2012.

  1. kopper87

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    Hi everyone

    I've just built a cabinet in my living room made out of MDF, have put two coats of water based primer on it which has left a very good finish.

    What I wanted to know was, what kind of topcoat should I put on? It is going to be black. I dont want it too shiny like gloss, and I don't want imperfections to be shown alot. Im guessing that leaves me with satinwood or eggshell? Which is better?

    Thank you
     
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    Satinwood can be a little shinier than eggshell but doesn't show/hold the dirt as much and so would be my preference. Saying that, I suppose being black, neither would show the dirt too much!

    Crown Solo satinwood is good stuff and available in black, which many brands are not.
     
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    Use a short bristle or mohair roller for a good finish.
     
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