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Products according to gloss grades

Colours - Gloss grades

The influence of gloss on colour perception should be taken into account when choosing colours. As the amount of gloss is increased, colour saturation also increases and the degree of light-dark density varies.

Another factor affected by gloss is the ease of cleaning painted surfaces. A rule of thumb is that the glossier and harder the surface is, the better it will withstand cleaning and the easier it will become.

Tikkurila paint comes in six different degrees of gloss: Full gloss, Gloss, Semi-gloss, Semi-matt, Matt, and Full matt.

The degree of gloss can be measured at a 60-degree angle. The amount of light reflected by a polished black sheet of glass has a base value of 100 units, according to which paint gloss is graded.

Gloss grades at a 60˚ angle

Product examples

Full gloss, over 80 units


Gloss, 61–80 units


Semi-gloss, 36–60 units

Feelings Extra Durable semi-gloss

Semi-matt, 11–35 units

Feelings Extra Durable semi-matt, Remontti-Ässä, Novaplast 12, Novaplast 20, Siroplast 12, Siroplast 20, Ässäplast 20

Matt, 6–10 units

Joker, Novaplast 7, Siroplast 7, Ässäplast 7

Full matt, 0–5 units

Harmony, Feelings Universal Primer, Feelings Interior Paint, Novaplast 2, Siroplast 2,  Ässäplast 2, Ässäplast 3

Full gloss

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