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What is "Sheen" - Definition & Explanation

Shine of a surface or fabric.
For film-forming wood finishes, the measure of reflectivity of light. This is normally measured as a percent of light reflected at a 60 degree incident. So it ranges from 0 to 100. Different manufacturers have different ranges for names for sheen level, but as a general guideline: High Gloss: 85 or higher, Gloss : 75 or higher, Semi-gloss: 50-75, Satin: 15-50, Flat : less than 10, Dead Flat : less than 5

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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