I use minwax but my large items dont seem to have a sheen to them, wha

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 19, 2018

    Hello Bonnie,

    A wax finish will give a matt or a satin finish- did you choose the right one?

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 19, 2018
    It is minwax paste finishing wax.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 19, 2018

    Regular wood stain doesn't have a sheen, you need to add a finish coat like a non-yellowing polyurethane or varathane in a satin or semi-gloss finish..

    Gel Stain which is not a pentrating stain has a finish sheen to it, with no need for a finish topcoat. Its more like a paint treatment where there is no grain in the wood to show off.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 19, 2018

    Sorry didn't see the second part of your question. Did you first add a shellac finish and use steel wool it before adding the wax, and then buff it?

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 19, 2018

    If you want hi gloss effect, use a poly sealer

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