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Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter: R

RESIN: A natural or synthetic material that is the main ingredient of paint and that binds ingredients together. It also aids adhesion to the surface.

REMOVERS: Substances used to soften old varnish or paint so they may be removed easily.

ROPINESS: Paint dries with a stringy look because it did not flow evenly onto the surface.

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 the day


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 antifungal paints.

 

Painting Tips & Ideas


Paint Techniques
If you'd like to add a little interest to your paint job, I have some decorative techniques that are easy to do and will give a great result...

 

Paint Textured Walls
Textured wall surfaces, like stucco and raised paneling, require special attention when you're painting them...

Paint Tips
Painting problems? No worries here, I have some tips to help you out...

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...

Paint Types
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...

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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