You and I are thinking along the same lines SF. thanks. It is glossier than flat, but not much. It is NOT black-black, like spray paint crinkle, or any other black paint. And as for crinkle paint, I have found that too-thin coats and it will not crinkle at all, so I apply that thinking to spray-gun with faster solvent. Crinkle paint and Graflex finishes are really totally different.I don't think any kind of crinkle paint is the answer. I'll lay aside a while for the thread to show up in the search engines.