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Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter: L

LAP: To lay or place one coat so its edge extends over and covers the edge of a previous coat, causing an increased film thickness.

LACQUER: A fast-drying clear or pigmented coating that dries by solvent evaporation.

LEVELING: Ability of a film to flow out free from ripples, pock- marks, and brush marks after application.

LATEX: A water-thinned paint, such as polyvinyl acetate, styrene butadiene, or acrylic.

LIFTING: The softening and penetration of a previous film by solvents in the Paint being applied over it, resulting in raising and wrinkling.

LINSEED OIL: A drying oil used in paint, varnish, and lacquer.

LIGHTFASTNESS: No loss of color due to exposure to light, heat, or weathering.

 

Painting tips & tricks of the day


Doing clean touch ups
During light painting jobs, put a "Zip Lock" type sandwich bag in a plastic margarine tub and fold the bag edges over the rim. Pour the paint into the bag of your "paint tray" and once the job is over, remove the bag and seal it, or throw it away.

 

Masking knots before painting
Knots in finished wood will appear sooner or later after painting. Before painting, seal the knots with a lacquer. It is the only liquid sealant that will efficiently seal in knot resin, without discoloring the finishing paint.

 

House Painting Tips & Ideas


Home Painting Tips

Your home is the best place to spend your quiet moments together with your family. You can do whatever you like and you get to choose your home’s color every time you need to paint it...
 

Ideas for Painting Kids Bedrooms

Your kids are now bigger and you’ve had their room especially made for them. It is now time for the finishing touches and so you set out to look for great painting ideas for your kids’ bedroom...
 

Living Room Painting Ideas

The different rooms of your house require great attention as to the paint’s color. One color might suit a particular room in the house but will not be a very good sight in another room...

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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