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What is the prefered finish for cabinets? I will be using a water based poly, possibly General Finishes endurvar and just wondering what everybody uses for a gloss? Is there reasons to go with one or the other or is it just prefernce?
 

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I feel the choice of satin, etc. is a personal preference.

Some people like shiny surfaces, some people prefer not-so-shiny.

If you are making for yourself, you should choose.

Some people feel satin does not show finger prints as much.

Satin and semi-gloss contain particles to achieve the less-than-shiny appearance, so make sure you stir before use.

I like the General Finish Enduro-Var water based poly.

I tend to use a satin finish, but this is just my personal preference.
 

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That is something I leave up to my customers. I show them a selection of samples with the different sheens and let them deside. Personally I like satin.
 

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I take a few things into consideration. First, what is it? Is it a stand alone fancy shmancy item? Gloss. Is it a smaller item that you want to stand out? Semi.

Is it a small bunch of cabinets like a small to a medium kitchen, then satin. That is usually my go to sheen. Or maybe it's a lot of cabinets covering a lot of wall space then I go with dull or matte.

Sometimes you mix, with tables usually I like to go with a satin on the legs and a gloss for the top. Always depends on the circumstance.
 
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