Wear caused by attrition.
The final stage of the paint job, to which decorative and/or protective effects are attributable, such as the desired color, gloss level, texture, weathering resistance and other features.
A raw material that is added in small proportions to impart specific characteristics or properties of the paint, such as anti-settling effect, drying performance, plasticization, etc.
The coating’s ability to spread evenly and form a homogeneous, uniform film.
A whitish, dusty deposit formed on the surface of the coating film due to resin degradation.
A natural or synthetic inorganic material that imparts to paints such properties as filling, texture, gloss control, opacity and abrasion resistance, among others.
A paint property that makes the substrate opaque when it is coated with it, provides opacity. Hiding can be seen on both the wet and dry coating films.
A natural or synthetic soluble substance used to provide color.
A flaw on the dry coating film in the form of cracks or fissures, which may or may not expose the substrate.
Each layer of paint applied on a substrate.
A volatile liquid compatible with the paint whose purpose is to set viscosity levels or the paint supply or use consistency. It can also be used to clean the application equipment.
A whitish mineral salt deposit originating in the substrate that appears on the surface of finishes.
Blisters formed on the dry paint or varnish film originating from liquids or gases.
A paint used as finish in both indoor and outdoor environments, usually to protect and decorate metal and wood surfaces. Examples include products commercially known as synthetic enamels, water-based enamels and oil-based paints.
The application of a coating product on a surface, forming a continuous film, regardless of the hiding performance and thickness of the applied coat.
A coat of paint applied on a substrate.
A primer, sealer or other product designed to prepare surfaces to receive a finish.
Wall preparation primer
A primer designed to promote the cohesion of loose particles on a surface.
The ability of a coating film to withstand washing.
A complement designed to level, even out and fix minor flaws on masonry or wood surfaces (popularly known as spackling paste, acrylic filler or oil-based filler putty).
A paint property of forming a uniform film without any application marks.
A solid, insoluble substance, either organic or inorganic, that imparts color properties to the film. It can also provide other properties, such as hiding, chemical strength and corrosion resistance, among others.
A high-molecular-weight substance produced by a chemical reaction known as polymerization, whose structure is formed by a repetition of structural units bound together by covalent bonds.
A basecoat recommended for promoting adhesion and/or fostering surface protection (see Basecoat).
A substance responsible for the formation of the coating film that provides such properties as waterproofing, chemical strength, weathering resistance, gloss, hardness, adhesion, flexibility, etc.
The ability of a product to resist the mechanical wear caused by sanding or brushing, among other sources of wear.
A compound that either promotes or accelerates the drying process in paints and varnishes based on drying oils.
A basecoat designed to seal and even out absorption on the surface (see Basecoat).
A volatile fluid that enables the resin to dissolve and keep all components in a homogeneous mixture, providing the appropriate viscosity level for each application. Its evaporation rate and solvent power influence a proper coating film formation.
A finish product designed for wood that, upon application, is absorbed by the substrate and, upon final drying, forms a thin coating film, which may be either clear or opaque.
Any or all surfaces onto which a coating system is applied.
A chemical formulation consisting of a pigment dispersion in a solution or emulsion containing one or more polymer types that, after applied on a surface, turns into a film that adheres to it in order to color, protect or beautify it.
A paint based on a waterborne polymer dispersion that may consist of acrylic, vinyl or other polymers.
A diluent consisting of mixed solvents.
A coating product that delivers different effects through the use of appropriate techniques or tools during application.
An organic coating that, when dry, forms a clear film used as finish in indoor and outdoor environment to protect and decorate wood, concrete and other surfaces.
Every material that evaporates under normal temperature and pressure conditions.