Adhesion

Science / Biology / Adhesion: The ability of molecules of one substance to adhere to a different substance.

Intercoat Adhesion

Life Style / Painting / Intercoat Adhesion: The adhesion between two coats of paint. MORE

Cohesion-Adhesion Theory

Science / Biology / Cohesion-Adhesion Theory: Describes the properties of water that help move it through a plant. Cohesion is the ability of water molecules to stick together (held by hydrogen bonds), forming a column of water extending from the MORE

Gold Ground

Life Style / Painting / Gold Ground: Many of the painters of the 15th and 16th centuries used grounds either covered or partially covered with gold-leaf. The underlying ground would be gesso. On top of this would be brushed a thin coatin MORE

Etch

Entertainment / Photography / Etch: Process of removing small imperfections in a print or negative by scraping away part of the emulsion. MORE

Polyurethane

Life Style / Painting / Polyurethane: Wide range of coatings, ranging from hard gloss enamels to soft flexible coatings. Good to very good adhesion, hardness, flexibility and resistance. Surface preparation critical. MORE

Primer

Business / Construction / Primer: The first, base coat of paint when a paint job consists of two or more coats. A first coating formulated to seal raw surfaces and holding succeeding finish coats. MORE

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