In the paint industry, shine and shine are measured by reflective light on specific angles. The brightness is measured at an angle of 60 degrees, meaning a beam of light is deflected 60 degrees from a surface and returned to a receiver.
The receiver provides the number of brightness units between 0 and 100. The closer the value is 100, the brighter and brighter the color. Since the glossy surfaces have the highest reflective properties, room lighting must be at the forefront of the choice of brightness levels.
Conversely, the chandelier is measured at an angle of 85 degrees. The differences in shine on a surface are particularly noticeable in the low gloss colours. For all this science, it’s important to know that every Sherwin Williams product has a gloss value, a gloss value or part or two. When you evaluate these values, you can be sure that you are using the right product and that you are finishing your project.
So the glossy surfaces put the look on, where should they be used? The contrasting surfaces create a sense of depth. To get a 3-D feel, consider a glossy color on the pad in a room painted with a slightly glossy or flat color. Also, remember to use glossy surfaces to highlight architectural features such as front doors or glass fittings.
Brighter paint schemes can also help alleviate the dark rooms. In the most common lighting conditions, a combination of semi-glossy chandelier and clear colour is an optimal method of wall coating to illuminate a dark room. (The reason brilliant shine should be avoided in this situation is excessive glare. A dark room requires a lot of artificial light and very shiny walls capture and reflect all that light.)
Matt Paints, also called mat colors, are a valuable design tool when used properly. Because they don’t reflect, they tend to hide surface faults better than lighter colors. Visually, the smoothed or rough walls become effective “smooth .” And since flat surfaces actually distract from surfaces, matte colours are an excellent choice for ceilings or other surfaces you want to minimise.
Unfortunately, stains are often difficult to remove from flat surfaces. Unlike lighter colors, non-reflective and flat colors have a porous texture that can trap dirt and lead to tanning when rubbing or rubbing. However, there is one notable exception to this rule: Sherwin-Williams Duration.
Duration Home, available in Matt, satin and semi-glossy finishes, is formulated with patented networking technology that forms a smooth, continuous paintwork. As well as locking dyes, this connected technology provides superior resistance to stains, tanning and traces of water, ultimately providing superior washability for competing products. And it can be tinted in the deepest and most saturated colors your customers want.