Opaque liquid coating, which is used to protect and preserve, surfaces both interior and exterior. Most paints are either latex or oil based and come in a huge variety of colors and tones. Paint consists of three parts; a thinner which give it a liquid appearance, a binder which binds the pigment particles and adheres to the surface, and the additives, which are added to give additional properties.
Luster or sheen of paint types. High gloss - Commonly referred to as enamel, it has a high shine. Semi-gloss - Slightly less shiny than high gloss. Satin-flat - Slight sheen. Flat Paint - No sheen or gloss, it is also known as matte.
Instrument for measuring the thickness of paint film.
Square or rectangle with a sponge back, a short nap and a handle, which can used as a paint applicator.
A compound that softens old paint or varnish and permits scraping off the loosened material.
Cylinder shaped applicator, which is covered with an absorbent material and revolves on a handle to apply paint to a wall. The roller is dipped into the paint and, after the excess drips off, it is rolled up and down the wall.
Products, such as petroleum spirits, mineral spirits or coal-tar products, used to thin oil based paints and varnishes and are also used to clean off oil based paint.