yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - B

Alphabetical index of marine painting terms used in the construction, maintenance and repair of boats.



Barrier Coat
Coat used to allow application of a paint which is not compatible with an existing scheme


Base
Refers to the usual larger volume size of a two-pack system - usually the non-activator part. May also refer to any bare surface to be painted


Binder
Resing, Film Binder , Vehicle



Bituminous Coating
Coal tar or asphalt based coating


Blast Angle
Angle to nozzle with reference to surface ; also angle of particle propelled from wheel with reference to surface


Blast Cleaning
Cleaning with propelled abrasives


Bleeding
Discolouration of finished paint due to migration of unwanted species through the paint coating.


Blistering
Bubbling in dry or partially dry paint film


Blooming
Whitening, moisture blush, blushing


Body
Viscosity; middle or under (coat)


Bonding
Adhesion


Bottom Paint
Anti-fouling ; Paints formulated especially for below-water-line surfaces and structures to prevent the growth of barnacles and other organisms on ships' bottoms


Boxing
Mixing by pouring from one container to another


Bridging
Forming a skin over a depression


Brittleness
Degree of resistance to cracking or breaking by bending


Brushability
Ease of brushing


Bubbling
A term used to describe the appearance of bubbles on the surface while a coating is being applied


Bulking agent
Filler, extender ; ingredients added to paint to increase coverage, reduce cost, achieve durability, alter appearance and influence other desirable properties