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Forum topic by Dagobah posted 11-06-2019 03:32 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dagobah

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11-06-2019 03:32 PM

Recommendations for a (matte) finish for kitchen cabinets? Looking for something similar to what’s pictured. High durability and low maintenance. Just tested Varathane Satin, and it still has too much sheen. Cabinets are white oak.


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#1 posted 11-06-2019 04:17 PM

Rubio monocoat, perhaps.

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#2 posted 11-06-2019 04:21 PM

Robio Monocoat, its expensive but if you apply it right works like a charm.

This is the color I’ve used and looks a lot like that picture:

https://amzn.to/34ChPLo

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#3 posted 11-06-2019 04:21 PM

to match the walls color. there’s white chalk paint

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#4 posted 11-06-2019 04:25 PM

My original thought was Rubio (as that’s the color/sheen I’m going for), but I’ve heard it isn’t such a great option for cabinets. Both for durability and having to maintain it over time.

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#5 posted 11-06-2019 04:42 PM

Minwax polyacrylic satin is very low sheen. Do a test and see what you think.

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#6 posted 11-06-2019 05:10 PM



My original thought was Rubio (as that s the color/sheen I m going for), but I ve heard it isn t such a great option for cabinets. Both for durability and having to maintain it over time.

- Dagobah

While there is the issue of maintanence over time, it is commonly used on tabletops, and I think theres alot more wear on a tabletop than on doors and facefames. You could rub it out with canuba wax, for example, but this additional finish will still need attention later on down the road.

Doesnt varathane also have a matte product as well?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#7 posted 11-06-2019 05:18 PM

GF High performance flat? also way cheaper than rubio.

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#8 posted 11-06-2019 05:20 PM

I’ve wondered about (but never used) a couple of super matte WB flooring products by Bona (https://www.bona.com/en-US/Bona-Professional/Products/Coatings/Waterborne-Finishes-and-Sealers/Bona-Traffic-Naturale/) and Basic Coatings (https://www.basiccoatings.com/products/purematte/b16634312?pageNumber=1). They’re not cheap but both claim to preserve the natural look of the wood.

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#9 posted 11-08-2019 01:10 AM

Any solvent based precat or post catalyzed lacquer, conversion varnish or even nc lacquer in a low sheen will give you what you want.

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