What Do You Mean By Sheen Level?

The term sheen level refers to the glossiness of the paint finish. Colours can differ in appearance depending on their sheen level. For every wall emulsion or interior wood paint, you can identify its sheen level by using our numerical scale (which are typically noted in the product names).

Gloss level is measured according to internationally recognised standards. The minimum gloss level is 0 and corresponds to a completely matt surface and the maximum is 100 gloss units corresponding to a very glossy surface.

0-5 Full matt
6-10 Matt
11-35 Semi-matt
35-60 Semi-gloss
61-80 Gloss
80 Full gloss

Where no gloss level is noted, this usually means the product is non-film forming and a gloss level cannot be measured.  Wood Oils are such an example - there is no sheen to be noticed or measured.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.