Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter:
FUNGICIDE: An agent
that helps prevent mold or mildew growth on paint.
Tapering the edge of dried paint film with sandpaper.
FILLER: A Product used
to fill the pores of wood before applying prime or finish
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
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.
of a coating to expand and contract during temperature
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.
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
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.
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