GM1 Gloss Meter

GM1 Gloss Meter
Factory calibrated:
The gloss meter comes factory calibrated, tested, with batteries fitted for immediate use right out of the box!

The GM1 Gloss Meter optically measures surface gloss on a variety of surfaces, including powder coating and paints (including automotive paint). The electronic meter follows international standard ISO2813 for gloss measurement of paint films. Its 60 degree measuring angle means it is suitable for measuring a wide range of levels of reflectivity, providing flexibility and broad range of use.

The digital gloss meter (sometimes written as glossmeter) is high spec and quick and easy to use - simply hold the meter against the surface to be measured and press the yellow button and the gloss level is immediately displayed on the LCD screen. The meter can be calibrated with the included calibration piece.

Our gloss meters are high specification, professional grade measuring devices suitable for consumer and commercial use. The meter is suitable for a variety of end uses in a range of settings, including the following:

  • Fabricators
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Aerospace and shipbuilding companies
  • Professional cleaning companies
  • Surface coating and treatment companies
  • Masonry companies
  • Printing companies
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Auto dealers and inspectors
  • Bodyshops
  • Powder coaters
  • Painters
  • Coating inspectors
  • Car detailers
  • Used car buyers
  • ...and other situations where accurate measurement of surface gloss and reflectivity is required


One button operation? Yes
Audible beep on reading? Yes
Calibration feature? Yes
Low battery indicator? Yes
Auto off? Yes
Can be used to calculate haze? No (our GM2 meter can be used for this)


Gloss Meter
Calibration Piece
2 x AAA batteries
Lens cleaning cloth
Storage/carrying case
User guide

Examples of types of surfaces that can be measured:

Paint Yes
Powder coat Yes
Fire resistant paint Yes
Rubber Yes
Plastic Yes
Enamel Yes
Vinyl Yes
Marble Yes
Granite Yes
Pottery Yes
Wood Yes
Printing ink Yes
Metals Yes
Non-metals Yes

Technical specifications:

Range: 0-200GU
Stability: +/-0.4GU/30min
Accuracy: +/-1.2GU
Projecting angle: 60 degrees
Dimensions: 114 x 70 x 38 mm
Weight: 285g (excluding batteries)
Battery type: 2 x AAA (user replaceable)
Standards: CE approved