Completion of the initial cure process of a coating. Airborne dust and soil
will no longer be trapped in the coating.
Coating defect: revealing of the substrate surface profile through the coating
after cure. Commonly caused by not using a surfacer or filler.
Additive used to provide specific textures to coatings due to their particle size or shape.
Additive used to help the paint keeping its initial properties when exposed
to heat or fire.
Resin that will repeatedly soften when heated and harden when cooled. Typical of the
thermoplastics family are the styrene polymers and copolymers, acrylics, cellulosics,
vinyls, ... .
Resin that will undergo or has undergone a chemical reaction by the action of heat, catalysts,
ultra-violet light, etc., leading to a relatively infusible state. Typical of the plastics in the
thermosetting family are the aminos, polyesters, alkyds, epoxies, and
Additive used to raise or control the viscosity without the necessity for major changes in the
total solids content. Organic or inorganic, generally considered as being either pseudoplastic or
thixotropic in nature.
Syn. Rheology modifier, Viscosity modifier
Liquid (solvent) added to a coating to adjust viscosity.
Full bodied material that brings thixotropy
to a paint formulation.
Property of certain materials to soften or liquify upon agitation
(viscosity decreases upon application of shear during brushing or roller), and to stiffen to its original state when
allowed to rest (viscosity increases). A product that possesses thixotropy can resist the pull
Syn. Thixotropic flow behavior
Final paint film applied to a surface.
Coating which is supplied in two parts and must be mixed in the correct proportions
before use in order to cure.