Gloss or matte

  • Gloss
  • Matte

0 voters

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I’m satisfied
As long as I get my paint

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Gloss in the streets, matte in the sheets.

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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.

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Both, simultaneously

Glatte?
Moss?

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.

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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…