Gloss refers to the level of shine in paint. The Master Painters Institute, which sets standards for the paint industry, assigns gloss factors between 0, which is no gloss, to 100, which is an almost mirror-like shine.
Gloss paint is reflective, so it shows even minor imperfections on a surface. Because of this, it is most frequently used on smoother surfaces, such as trim, molding and doors. The durability and scrubbability of gloss paint makes it ideal for these surfaces.Learn more about Home Maintenance