Matte Finish

leather with a matte finish

Leather Terminology / Leather Finishes


Definition of Matte Finish

Matte finish is a dull or flat finish, having minimal to no shine.

Leather is generally dull, and it’s the reflection of this rough surface that inspires the matte finish.

To create matte leather, a dulling agent is added to the leather’s top coat and/or the leather’s color.

But because of its rough surface, matte leather tends to stain and wear faster than shiny or glazed leather.

Example of Matte Finish in a Sentence

"I chose a leather watch band with a matte finish so it wouldn’t be so shiny."

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Written by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Read more