applying flat clear with a hand brush

Swanningabout

"Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."
I have sometimes tried to apply Tamiya's flat clear or Acryl's flat clear with a hand brush. The results are not so good. The surface ends up kind of splotchy, and it's more semi-gloss than flat. Can anyone tell me if there's some technique to this to get a genuinely flat finish?
 

Scrach

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Are you referring to Tamiya X-21 'flat base'? If so, I'm fairly certain it's only meant to be added to a gloss paint to make it flat. I have no knowledge on the Acryl product.
 
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