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Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter: F

FUNGICIDE: An agent that helps prevent mold or mildew growth on paint.

FEATHER SANDING: Tapering the edge of dried paint film with sandpaper.

FILLER: A Product used to fill the pores of wood before applying prime or finish coat.

FERRULE: The metal band which connects the handle and stock of a paint brush.

FILLER STRIPS: Strips made from specially treated wood, metal, fiber, or Plastic in the center of a paint brush, creating a reservoir of paint, thereby greatly increasing the paint carrying capacity.

FADING: The loss of color due to exposure to light, heat, or weathering.

FLASH POINT: The temperature at which a coating or solvent will ignite.

FINISH COAT: Last coat of paint or other finish.

FILM: Layer or coat of paint or other material applied to a surface.

FLAKING: A form of paint failure characterized by the detachment of small pieces of the film from the surface of previous coat of paint. It is usually preceded by cracking or blistering.

FLEXIBILITY: Ability of a coating to expand and contract during temperature changes.

FLAT: A painted surface that scatters or absorbs the light failing on it, so as to be substantially free from gloss or sheen.

FLAT APPLICATOR: A rectangular-shaped flat pad with an attached handle that is used to paint shingles, shakes, and other special surfaces and areas.

FLOW: The ability of a coating to level out and spread into a smooth film. Paints that have good flow usually level out uniformly and exhibit few brush or roller marks.

FLOATING: Separation of pigment colors on the surface of applied paint.

FRIEZE: A horizontal band of decoration around a room, building, mantel, etc.

 

Painting tips & tricks of the day


How much paint to buy
When it comes to calculating how many litres of paint to buy, remember that one gallon (3.78 litres) will generally cover 400 square feet. You can calculate the painted surface in square measure by multiplying depth by the width for ceilings and the height by the width for walls.

 

Acoustic Ceiling Cleaning
Acoustical tile ceilings act as "sponges" for sound, soaking up excess noise to create a more pleasant environment. Unfortunately, these tiles also absorb airborne dirt, grease, cigarette smoke, nicotine, and bacteria, making ceilings dirty. Professional cleaning solution can break down the dirt film into micro-dust particles that evaporate into the atmosphere and are filtered away through the air handling system.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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