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1. paint deodorants
paint deodorants : Aromatic materials which are added to paint to mask paint odour.
2. paint remover
paint remover : A liquid composition that is applied to a dry paint film and softens it sufficiently to permit its removal by scraping.
3. parapet
parapet : A low wall built along the edge of a roof bridge or other structure; the continuation of the main wall above the eaves level to form such a wall.
4. patch prime
patch prime : The priming of localised bare surfaces when bringing forward, prior to stopping up and/or painting.
5. patchiness
patchiness : This is caused either by different levels of porosity in the substrate or by uneven application. Usually, one more coat will rectify the problem. Before applying, thoroughly More…
6. pebble dash
pebble dash : A rough finish given to external walls by coating it with mortar or cement and sand and throwing small pebbles onto the surface before it has set.
7. peeling
peeling : Like flaking, peeling results from paint losing its adhesion properties. The cure is to thoroughly clean down the surfaces to remove all dirt, grease and surface contaminants, More…
8. performance
performance : A term used to indicate the degree to which a paint system will meet the requirements of any specific job, e.g. an interior quality paint would give poor performance (would More…
9. permeable
permeable : A paint system which is said to be permeable when it allows water vapour to pass through the paint film, i.e. the paint allows the substrate to breathe.
10. petrifying liquid
petrifying liquid : Usually a dilute emulsion of drying oil and/or varnish in water used as a sealing coat on surfaces under water paint or as a thinning agent for water paint.
11. phenolic
phenolic : A synthetic resin used in the manufacture of some industrial finishes.
12. phosphating
phosphating : The treatment of steel or other metal surfaces or articles with solutions containing phosphates and phosphoric acid to produce a coating which inhibits corrosion and assists More…
13. picking out
picking out : The individual colour treatment of ornamental units and/or mouldings in cornices and similar architectural features.
14. picking up
picking up : There are two meanings for this term. One is the process of joining up to ‘wet’ or ‘live’ edges on lapping; the other meaning concerns the lifting or softening of a More…
15. pickling
pickling : The treatment of steel by immersion in a special acid solution in order to remove millscale (acid pickling). Alternatively, a method of removing paint varnish or varnished More…
16. pier
pier : The supports of the arches of a bridge; area of plain wall between arches or openings. Hence is commonly used to describe any rectangular projection in a wall flank.
17. pigment
pigment : This powder like substance is one of paint's basic components (the other is the binder). The pigment gives the paint its colour and hiding power. Titanium dioxide is the most More…
18. pillaster
pillaster : A square pillar, often purely ornamental, projecting from a pier or wall, often in symmetry with a line of columns.
19. pinholing
pinholing : If minute holes appear in the paint film while applying or during the drying phase, it's likely due to the surface being contaminated by oil, grease or a similar substance. More…
20. pipe
pipe : A tube usually for the conveyance of liquids.