Most paint companies have the option to buy satin or gloss exterior water-based paint.
Very rarely do I find matte exterior paint. There's lots of interior matte paint, but exterior matte paint is much more rare.
When I ask companies or people about this, the argument is that matte paint gets dirty easier and is harder to clean than satin and gloss paint.
But I find this kind of a weird argument, I see lots of old houses with old paint that that has no shine and is completely matte. Sure, that paint was probably old oil based paint that lost its initial shine, but I prefer the look of matte paint.
I read somewhere that matte paint contains more pigment and is costlier to make, could that be one of the reasons? That it is a cost-cutting measure by manufacturers to not offer matte exterior paint?
Is it because matte paint doesn't hold up as well outside as glossy paint?
Or is it really because no one wants exterior matte paint anymore because it's harder to clean?