Do I need to gloss coat my fish?

Submitted by Mike on 9/20/04 at 12:31 PM. ( )

I am using Polytranspar water based paints on my fish. From what I am seeing now this leaves the fish a little glossy. I am trying to stay away from the overly glossy fish. Do I have to put a gloss coat on my fish? Or can I just leave them without the gloss coat. If they need to be gloss coated, what would you suggest for a light glossy finish? Thanks

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This response submitted by Greg F on 9/20/04 at 12:35 PM. ( )

like you I prefer a less glossy finish on my fish. I use Van Dykes high gloss glaze. Despite it's name I have found it isn't overly glossy. I brush on one coat. That brings out the other colors more without looking artificially shiny.

Van Dykes high gloss glaze

This response submitted by dan on 9/21/04 at 11:10 AM. ( )

Greg, could not find the glaze you were refering to in the Van Dyke catolog. Is that what they call it "Van Dykes high gloss glaze"?



I don't

This response submitted by Greg F on 9/21/04 at 12:16 PM. ( )

have my catalog right now. But if you look under trans latex paints you will see a long list of colors available. One of them should be the "high gloss" finish. Let me know if you can't find it and I'll check my book.

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