from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A paint that dries with a finish that is between gloss and flat.
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- adj. Slightly shiny, between matte (or flat) and gloss. Usually used to describe paint.
- n. A slightly glossy paint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat
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Repaint your room using a semigloss paint that will reflect more light.
Our Ratings of nearly 70 models are broken down by finish: satin/eggshell (best for most applications), flat/matte (ideal for low-traffic areas), and semigloss (targeting trim, doors, and shelves).
Walmart's Color Place Satin scored near the bottom among satin and eggshell finishes, second-to-last in flat and matte, and dead last among semigloss finishes..
Mr. A had put on a gloss finish instead of the semigloss.
Our best interior paints among satin, flat, and semigloss finishes all contain fewer than 50 grams per liter of volatile organic compounds, which have been linked to air pollution and respiratory problems.
In particular, the Home Depot exclusive Behr Premium Plus Ultra has been a perennial leader in our review of satin, flat, and semigloss paints.
Her semigloss formula best for trim, doors, and shelves is performing especially well, with very good coverage and smoothness and excellent resistance to staining and scrubbing.
Remember that semigloss and, to some extent, low-luster finishes reflect light, while flat finishes absorb it.
The semigloss left a less-than-smooth finish, and the low-luster stayed tacky even when dry.
The Natura paints earned very good (low-luster; flat and matte) and excellent (semigloss) overall scores in our latest review of interior paints.