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I recently polyurethaned a cabinet top with a satin minwax poly. I've used this same can on other projects and the sheen was as expected. I really wanted a smooth finish on this so I used a grain filler first. After 4 coats of poly it has a glossy sheen. My question is, is this typical when you use grain filler on red Oak. It did come out super smooth and I'm wondering if that is why it is also shiny. I don't really mind that is shiny and I know that I can buff it to a duller sheen but it's done now and it looks so good, but it just seemed odd to me.