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 (http://www.gloss-meters.com/GlossIntro2.html#4) 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. http://www.dunnedwards.com/PaintingContractors/Paint101/HowToGuides/SelectingtheRightGloss.aspx
Common Names and Associated Gloss Values
Since we're missing a citation on the current table of common names/gloss values, I propose we use this list: http://www.rochelepainting.com.au/paint-sheen-level, which lists values very similar to the table already present:
What physical component or ingredient within paint is responsible for specular reflection?
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?