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Sheen Options

Sheen Levels

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High Gloss - 90 Sheen

Description
This is a High Gloss lacquer. We do not rub it out with steel wool.

Uses and Recommendations
High Gloss lacquer should not be confused with "High Polish." High Gloss does not have the depth or clarity of High Polish.

 

High Polish

Description
This is our regular semi-gloss lacquer. After it is dry we wet sand it and then buff it up to a high sheen with a buffing wheel and rubbing compound.

Uses and Recommendations
This looks great on formal looking pieces such as our 3800 series.

 

Semi-Gloss - 30-35 Sheen (Standard)

Description
This is our standard sheen. Tavern finishes are rubbed out with steel wool to a higher sheen than standard Bausman finishes.

Uses and Recommendations
We call our lacquer semi-gloss though typically a semi-gloss is between a 40-60 sheen. Though we spray 30-35 sheen the gloss can be increased by the rubbing out process. Often referred to as "Satin" though satin may be considered between 20-25 sheen.

 

Dull Rub - 02 Sheen Rubbed Out

Description
Because we hand rub out our finishes with steel wool and wax, we can increase the sheen. We found that by rubbing out a 02 matte lacquer we can achieve a sheen that may be considered around 20. This falls between our standard lacquer and matte (Dead Flat).

Uses and Recommendations
This is a very nice look for country pieces. And often painted finishes.

 

Matte - 02 Sheen

Description
This is often referred to as "Dead Flat."

Uses and Recommendations
To avoid any sheen build-up, we do not rub out the matte finish.