Talk:Gloss and matte paint

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Gloss is measured in "gloss units" and not a percentage. The reference you list (Triboropaintcenter) is also incorrect. I reference the following ( for a better explanation of gloss, its measurement and units.

I found this while looking for information on this topic. Maybe someone wants to integrate it.

Common Names and Associated Gloss Values[edit]

Since we're missing a citation on the current table of common names/gloss values, I propose we use this list:, which lists values very similar to the table already present:

Soupfork (talk) 00:44, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

What physical component or ingredient within paint is responsible for specular reflection?[edit]


I came to this page seeking to understand what physical component or ingredient within a paint is responsible for its specular reflection qualities. For instance are there plastic or glass spheres added to the paint to give a specific specular reflection? It is fine to say that gloss or lack of gloss of a paint is due to it's specular reflection but what physically within the paint causes this?

Thank You70.54.60.161 (talk) 19:25, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. I found a rather comprehensive source and will try to add that information to the article. No such user (talk) 12:25, 11 March 2015 (UTC)