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Defining Gloss Levels

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:13 -- kali

Gloss levels can have a huge impact on the finished result of a coating. A high gloss coating, while more durable, will enhance any defects in the surface. While a more matt finish coating is not as durable but can help to mask any imperfections. MPI standards have been established to realign the gloss levels in latex to those retained in alkyds. MPI has moved away from ‘traditional’ names for gloss levels as these names and levels differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.

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