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1. M/S
M/S : Abbreviation for mild steel.
2. making good
making good : Carrying out the requisite repairs to a surface to provide a sound surface for painting.
3. match boarding
match boarding : Boards jointed at their sides with a tongued and grooved joint.
4. matt finish
matt finish : A flat finish with little or no sheen.
5. medium
medium : A liquid component of paint in which pigments are dispersed and which forms part of the dry paint film.
6. metal spraying
metal spraying : Describes the process of spraying molten zinc or aluminium on to grit-blasted steel to provide protection against corrosion.
7. metamerism
metamerism : An apparent change in colour under different lighting conditions.
8. mica
mica : Mineral silicates used in the manufacture of textured paints.
9. microporous
microporous : A term used to describe paints which are permeable to water vapour allowing moisture to dry out through the paint coating without disruption of the paint film.
10. mildewcides
mildewcides : Chemical agent in quality paint that destroys mildew - a common problem in humid climates.
11. millscale
millscale : Iron oxides, usually black in colour, which can be present in a complete layer on new steelwork. Although often firmly attached originally it can become loose and thus give rise More…
12. misses
misses : Unfortunately, no. You’ll need to thoroughly clean down the surfaces to remove all dirt, grease and surface contaminants. Then rub down with a suitable abrasive and dust off More…
13. mist coat
mist coat : A thin and thinly applied coat of paint, usually emulsion on bare plaster, which acts as a 'sealer'.
14. mitre
mitre : A joint between two pieces at an angle to one another so that the line of the joint bisects the angle.
15. mordant
mordant : Solution or preparation applied to a surface to assist paint to adhere thereon, e.g. on galvanised iron.
16. mortar
mortar : A mixture of lime or cement and sand used as the jointing mixture for bricks or stone.
17. mortise
mortise : A cavity cut into a piece of wood or stone to receive a corresponding projection (called a tenon) so as to form a strong joint.
18. mould growth on inside surfaces
mould growth on inside surfaces : Mould flourishes in conditions of high humidity, poor ventilation and on surfaces with a high moisture content. It can be very destructive to paint More…
19. mould/algae moss on outside surfaces
mould/algae moss on outside surfaces : Yes, there is a very effective treatment for these types of vegetable growths, which are most likely to occur in damp conditions or on surfaces with a More…
20. mud cracking
mud cracking : It has most likely been caused by applying a thick, heavy coat of un-thinned paint to a textured or embossed surface. 'Mud cracking' can also be caused when the air More…