Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter:
condition of coating during drying, between wet and
TACK RAG: A piece of
loosely woven cloth that has been dipped into a varnish
oil and wrung out. When it becomes tacky of sticky, it is
used to wipe a surface to remove small particles of dust.
TEXTURE: The roughness
or irregularity of a surface.
used to thin coatings.
property of a material that causes it to change from a
thick, pasty consistency to a fluid consistency upon
agitation, brushing, or rolling.
TEXTURE PAINT: Paint
that can be manipulated by brush, roller, trowel, or other
tool to produce various effects.
TINT BASE: The basic
paint in a custom color system to which colorants are
lacquer sealer that is applied by spray. Toners provide
color and make the surface appear more even.
colorless liquid, which is used as a thinner for oil
paints and varnishes, distilled from the products of the
TOUCH UP: The ability
of a coating film to be spot repaired (usually within a
few months of initial painting) without showing color or
Painting tips & tricks of
Giving old wood a fresh look
Exterior wood siding can be painted, or stripped and
painted. Strip paint using a torch by burning the old paint
and scraping it lightly being careful not to damage the
wood. Clean the surface with trisodium phosphate (TSP),
which you can find in the paint department of your local
home renovation centre. Repair siding where needed and
caulk. If you are repainting in the same colour, apply the
finishing coat after the wood is dry. If you are changing
colours, apply a primer coat followed by the new colour,
using exterior paint (an oil based primer will be necessary
if going from oil to latex). Avoid painting in full sun, at
sunset, in the early morning, in the rain or in the wind. To
keep bugs from sticking to the fresh paint, simply add two
tablespoons of citronella to the paint.
Finishing product: paint, stain, varnish, etc.
Different customers have different needs. No product meets
every need. To select the appropriate product, start by
identifying your needs based on the following specific
criteria in order to create a “funnel” leading to your ideal
product. The product selection process is simple, effective
and based on eight product selection criteria: function,
environment, surface, use, composition, appearance, colour