If you look as the Denise Pratt video listed at the bottom of the BB from page (where the dolls specials are listed), she uses the matte varnish straight from the jar and bakes 3 times. It does need to be pounced out so it ends up being a thin coat on the whole doll. I thin mine quite a bit since I don’t like the rough texture it leaves unthinned. I thin half and half or even a bit more. As it flashes off or dries, it will appear whitish - I do let it dry to whiteness before I bake just to evaporate the thinner. As it is baked, the whiteness goes away. If white remains after 3 bakes, I would think you have it on a bit too thick. It takes a bit of practice to get is just as you want it. Even if it is on thinly, though, it needs 2 or 3 baking and cooling cycles to get completed cured.