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www.paintinfo.com/mpi/approved/sheen.shtml

It would appear that this would also apply to MPI Gloss Level 2. A properly prepared Drywall Finishing Level 5 should precede gloss Level 3 and higher. Where the finish is of critical importance, specifiers may wish to consider a 'veneer finish' before application of the specified paint system.

www.houselogic.com/remodel/painting-lighting/paint-sheen-guide

High Gloss. The most durable and easiest to clean of all paint sheens, high-gloss paint is hard, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting. Think appliance-paint tough. High gloss is a good choice for area that sticky fingers touch — cabinets, trim, and doors. High-gloss, however, is too much shine for interior walls.

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The closer to 100 units, the shinier and glossier the paint. Because gloss finishes have the highest reflective characteristics, the lighting of the room should be the biggest consideration when choosing gloss levels. Conversely, sheen is measured at an 85-degree angle. The differences of sheen on a surface are most noticeable in low-gloss paints.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_sheen

In paint technology, the sheen is the glossiness of a paint finish. Glossy and flat (or matte) are typical extreme levels of glossiness of a finish.Glossy paints are shiny and reflect most light in the specular (mirror-like) direction, while on flat paints most of the light diffuses in a range of angles. The gloss level of paint can also affect its apparent colour.

www.paintpro.net/Articles/PP505/PP505_Standards.cfm

Gloss Paint Level Standards Gloss level standards make choosing the right gloss less confusing. by Denise Wendt. Long gone are the days when paints were available in three categories: flat, semi-gloss and gloss.. Gloss levels marketed by paint manufacturers today are as varied as the paint colors they come in. Consider this short list of descriptors for the range between flat and semi-gloss ...

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However, higher gloss levels tend to highlight defects and imperfections on a surface. Gloss level also affects color perception. The same color with a different gloss will appear as a different color. The color in a higher gloss paint will appear brighter and richer than the same color in a lower gloss paint.

www.resene.co.nz/homeown/problem-solver/gloss-levels.htm

Degrees of sheen - What gloss level should I select? The Resene product range and Resene Total Colour System provides a huge variety of colours available in different gloss levels to suit all applications. Gloss paints have a highly reflective smooth surface and are easier to clean than paints with less surface smoothness. They are ideal for ...

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This includes even the smallest flaws. If the intention is to hide or downplay a space, high-sheen paint should be avoided. Most brands of paint come in several sheens, and both latex and oil-based paints are available in different sheen levels. Gloss sheens have the highest light-reflective characteristics.

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• Paints with a lower Gloss/Sheen will hide wall imperfections better than paints with a higher Gloss/Sheen. • Paints with a higher Gloss/Sheen will generally be easier to clean. However, the exceptions are products like Emerald ® and Duration Home , which provide exceptional washability, durability and stain resistance at all sheen levels

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We Make It Easy To Specify The Right Paint Using MPI ... Paint specifiers seeking high quality paints can start by selecting their preferred paint category (such as MPI #54 Latex, Interior, Semi-Gloss [MPI Gloss Level 5]) and then drill down to ‘greener’ options by choosing the appropriate suffix, such as “#54 “RR” or “#54 “RC ...