surfaces are new to the paint and coatings industry. As early as the 18th century
there was a certain interest in matted surfaces for furniture. In those times, however,
attaining eggshell-like surfaces required much handiwork, ie. brushing the completely
dried paint surface with fine sand and brushes.
In other continents, like Asia, a more common trend is glossy-surface articles.
Gloss means new and expensive, whereas matt imparts a more authentic and used look.
In this Matting Effect Center we offer the following items:
In our everyday life we come into contact with many matt surfaces: at home, on the
way to work, or at night in restaurants. In our homes most of the furniture has
a matt appearance and when wood panels cover the sealing in a restaurant they are
more or less matt.
The choice between gloss or matt is not only influenced by factors relating to fashion
and appearance; practical issues such as clean-ability, surface sensitivity, and
haptic qualities, influence our decision too. When we travel to the office, whether
it be by car, bus or rail, interior decoration is mostly matt. In schools blackboards
are less glossy for antiglare reasons, and also for convenience and safety purposes.
Similar aesthetic effects are also found in automobiles. For example, the economic
efficiency instruments, and the interior view of the car are antiglare coated for
Antiglare is a topic. Skyscrapers are not painted instead, pre coated panels with
coil coatings that are based on steel or aluminum. Most of them are matted in order
to avoid dangerous reflections into the eyes of pedestrians or automobile drivers.
Economic efficiency is another important consideration when choosing between a glossy
or matted surface. For example, in some coated applications scratches, craters and
impurities on the substrate are not easy to recognize after applying matted coatings,
whereas this is not the case with glossy surfaces.