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Old 02-05-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Removing glossiness on statue

Hi all.

I'd like to know if it's possible to dull or remove a glossy-like finish on part of a statue.

Most of the flesh-toned parts seem flatter and appear to reflect light in a way that is much closer to that of actual skin. But one arm is a bit more reflective and looks more like slightly wet/sweaty skin in the way the light comes back.

So I'm not sure if there's a way to get that arm to closer match the rest of the skin-painted areas in terms of glossiness, whether through some sort of matte spray or by rubbing the surface with something?

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:46 AM   #2
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I was looking into Mod Podge to gloss sections of statues that should be shiner. They have a Mod Podge matte that could possibly do the reverse. It's pretty inexpensive to try if you're brave enough to experiment.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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Vallejo Mecha Mat Varnish thru a airbrush will matt anything. So if you got a airbrush that wll work. if not you can try and brush it on but will leave brush marks.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for that, guys. Good to have some product names to go on. I've been toying with idea of getting an airbrush - might be time to bite the bullet and give it a go.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:11 PM   #5
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Just got a bottle of this amd love it.
It is very matte. But you need to mix it with a finish. Not sure what would happen if you just brushed it on.
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