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An important part of any home improvement or DIY project is deciding on the finishing touches, such as how shiny or flat surfaces will appear. Quite often, the options are determined by a few different factors, such as the function of the surface and the amount of moisture in the room. But, if you’re looking for softer, more inviting surfaces, you may want to consider a matte finish.
When talking about the appearance of a finished surface, such as a painted wall or kitchen countertop, the phrase matte finish often refers to a dull appearance that does not reflect light. Matte finishes are sometimes referred to as flat and have a softer and smoother appearance. Matte finishes also tend to hide imperfections better than harder glossy finishes but tend to absorb moisture and are harder to clean.
A matte finish may seem like a good idea from a strictly cosmetic point of view but there are a few downsides that may not make it the best option for every project: