What are different paint sheens?


The paint sheen refers to the light reflectivity of the painted or varnished surface. There are varying degrees of sheen, from no sheen to a high gloss. Though some paint manufacturers may refer to their paint sheens by different names, generally, from lowest to highest, paint sheens correspond to these reflective degrees:

The returned light into the apparatus allows the gloss to be classified as follows:

Full Gloss: 70–90%

Semi-Gloss: 41–69%

Satin: 26–40%

Sheen: 15–25%

Eggshell: 10–15%

Matte: <10%