Matte Finish


leather with a matte finish

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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