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Paint Terms Beginning with the Letter: U

Undercoat: For unpainted surfaces, the coat between the primer and the topcoat. For previously coated surfaces, the undercoat is applied directly to the old paint.

turpentine: A paint thinner (now replaced by mineral spirits) obtained by distilling pine tree secretions.

Urethane: A product resulting in a tough, chemical-resistant finish. Urethane requires mineral spirits for thinning and cleaning up.

Urethane: Polyurethane..

 

Painting tips & tricks of the day


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.

Drying paint and the temperature
Paint in a ventilated and temperate space. When temperatures are between 10C and 32C there's no risk, although 15c to 22C is ideal. Latex paint will dry in a few hours at this temperature. Oil-based paints will dry more rapidly in a warm, dry environment.

 

House Painting Tips & Ideas


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...
 

Painting Ideas For A Boy's Bedroom

Teens are very much different from the regular little kids in school. Their tastes greatly vary and so when you decide to paint your teen boy’s bedroom, you should have extraordinary painting ideas just to capture their attention...
 

Painting Ideas For A Girl's Room

Green and pink are probably the two hottest paint colors for every girl’s room these days. These interior paint colors create a fresher look for your girl’s room...
 

Painting Ideas For Interior Walls

Many people want to make their home to look a little classier and more comfortable to live in. This is why many Americans today spend a lot of money on interior decorations and on comfortable chairs, such as recliners and extra soft mattresses...

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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