Gloss or matte

  • Gloss
  • Matte

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I’m satisfied
As long as I get my paint


Gloss in the streets, matte in the sheets.


I’ve answered based on lip gloss vs matte lipstick (too drying)

Gloss is boss, gloss is boss

(I like satin finishes personally)

Yeah it’s this.

I hate gloss paint: The Acrylic falls off after one tap whereas the proper old-school gloss is just the most horrifying thing to have to work with and worry about in terms of environmental stuff.


Both, simultaneously


Hadn’t noticed this until now! Brilliant.

His name is nearly 2 different types of paint!
Matt Goss.
Matte. Gloss.

Hope his nickname at school was Paint, or something.


Gloss for show, matte for dough.

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Matt(e) on the walls and ceilings, satin on the woodwork.

Recently had some matte white tiles in our bathroom. Would recommend

printed a photo in matte recently and it would’ve been much better glossy

What was the date when everything went matte and no one wanted gloss anymore? Like, I remember glossy finishes to things being the default as a kid, but now everything that wants to look classy has a matte finish. Was thinking this the other day when I saw someone cycling a fancy new bike that was the mattest of matte colours.

Probably hard to estimate a specific date, but when roughly did it happen?

  • 2020 or later
  • 2020 - 2015
  • 2010 - 2015
  • 2005 - 2010
  • 2000 - 2005
  • 1995 - 2000
  • 1990 - 1995
  • 1985 - 1990
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Earlier
  • I don’t know
  • This isn’t a thing

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I think people stopped using gloss on woodwork around 2000-2005, and also started started using chalky matts on walls around 2005-2010 as the Farrow&Ball look caught on.

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This is not true. I used some in 2007.

Got any photos to back that claim up?

Just ask yourself which is more likely, that I’m a big fat liar or that marckee is wrong?

I mean, I’ve got no reason not to trust the internet user “colinfilth” that I’ve never met before, but Marckee’s explanation even mentioned a company name and he has that architecture smarts so I just don’t know…