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matt finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by uponwaking, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. uponwaking


    Jan 10, 2006
    Kingston, ON
    Any recommendations on how to get a matt finish on a homemade guitar? I want to protect the wood but im not fond of any shine. Any ideas?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Oil rubbed finishes are good for this, if you want a natural wood look. They don't protect from physical damage as well as thicker finishes.
  3. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward
    its not too hard to acheive a matte finish...just apply the finish as you normally would...and in the final stages instead of polishing w/ a polishing compound, simply buff the finish with some fine steel wool (000, 0000) until you acheive the look/feel you desire.

    at least thats how I would do it. I'm sure there are other ways out there.