Draper Fine Art

Matte Option

Lisa Draper
Comparison piece, half gloss, half matte

Comparison piece, half gloss, half matte

A new offer I’m excited to bring to the table is a matte option!  Any smooth epoxy work can be finished in matte via a process of surface sanding and polishing to a satin-like texture. 

I personally love this effect, and have already seen the benefits of the option for certain homes and offices. 

This option is best for:

  1. Collectors who have large windows opposite their display location

  2. Those who worry about fingerprints on a gloss surface

  3. Narrow locations with high traffic volume, or children who will likely bump or scratch artwork

  4. Art without a lot of shimmer effects

This option is poor for:

  1. Collectors who love the high-gloss effect of resin

  2. Art with many shimmer effects

As noted above, artwork with high shimmer effects in the paint lose some of their shimmer, in exchange for crisper edges around each shape.  See the image at the bottom of the post for a pure color comparison.

What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Looking forward to next time,
Lisa Draper
www.draperfineart.com

Bypassing the reflections to show the pure color difference between gloss (left) and matte (right)

Bypassing the reflections to show the pure color difference between gloss (left) and matte (right)