satin vs. gloss varnish

Posted by Heidi on Jun 2, 2007

I'm interested in achieving a matte look to my kayak. Can anyone recommend a satin varnish that I can use for this purpose? Should I use a gloss finish for the first few coats and then go to satin finish? Furthermore, is there any reason I can't use a tack cloth before varnishing? Thanks - Heidi