Ok, not sure if this is the best place to make this post but can’t think of a better header.
Its a bit of fun really but I would be interested to hear if you think this sounds credible.
How did eggshell finish come by its name?
A number of years back I did a little paint effects course and the instructor told me this anecdote.He spoke of an old master who, in his brush collection, had a large stipple brush. I can’t remember how big he said but I think in excess of 18 inch square. When he asked this paint master what he used it for, he said it was for creating an eggshell finish. Apparently back in the day if they wanted a mid sheen lustre on wall areas, they would apply gloss paint and just as it began to dry they would stipple the wall to flatten the gloss. This stippling would leave a dimpled finish comparable with the surface of an eggshell. Hence this lustre came by its name.
So what do you think, sound true?