Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter:
A natural or synthetic material that is the main
ingredient of paint and that binds ingredients together.
It also aids adhesion to the surface.
used to soften old varnish or paint so they may be removed
ROPINESS: Paint dries
with a stringy look because it did not flow evenly onto
ROLLER: A paint
application tool having a revolving cylinder covered with
lambswool, fabric, foamed plastic, or other material.
RUST PREVENTIVE PAINT OR PRIMER:
The first coat of paint applied directly to iron or steel
structures to slow down or prevent rust.
RUNS: Blemished film
caused by excessive flow of coating.
Painting tips & tricks of
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.
Choosing the right paint texture
Each paint finish has its own properties. The more matte the
finish, the more it hides imperfections and uneven
reflections, but it's less washable. The glossier the
finish, the more washable it is, but also the more sensitive
to imperfections and it will mask less efficiently. In
order: glossy, semi-gloss, pearl, eggshell, satin, matte.
Semi-gloss is best for hall walls and for windows and
frames; use matte on ceilings and satin and pearl for the
rest. Kitchens, bathrooms and basements have their own
Painting Tips & Ideas
If you'd like to add a little interest to your paint job, I have
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Paint Textured Walls
Textured wall surfaces, like stucco and raised paneling, require
special attention when you're painting them...
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Paint Tool Prep
I'm sure you know how to prep a room for a paint job, but what
about your tools? Well I have some easy ideas to get you to a
picture perfect finish...
Because there are so many different kinds of paint, it can be
really confusing when you want to start a project. Here is a
quick guide that should help you out...