The glossy aspect of a paint is due to a high reflectivity of the surface of the
Improving the gloss property makes paints easier to clean. The demand of a gloss
or mat aspect is strongly related to the application it is intended to be used (kitchen,
trim, bath, outdoor...).
Gloss paints are ideal for areas exposed to heavy traffic or heavy use - especially
where fingerprints, grease or grime are common.
Surface modifying additives help to enhance gloss by helping the paint to
level out after application and by increasing pigment dispersion:
- Formulator will find specialties surfactants and additives especially designed to
act as levelling agent and thus gloss enhancer.
- The use of dispersants will
increase the homogeneity of pigment dispersion and reduce the incidence of large
pigment particles on the surface. It will thus enhance the glossy aspect of the
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