yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - D

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




Degreaser
Chemical solution for grease removal


Dew Point
Temperature at which moisture condenses, making painting impossible


Dilatant
A type of viscosity that increases as you agitate the product


DOI
Distinction Of Image ; measurement of the clarity of the coating by its ability to reflect the image of a given object



Dry Film Thickness (DFT)
The film thickness of paint after all of the solvent has evaporated from the wet paint


Dry to Handle
Time interval between application and ability to pick up without damage


Dry to Recoat
Time interval between application and ability to receive next coat satisfactorily


Dry Spray
Overspray, bounce back ; sand finish due to paint particles being partially dried before reaching the surface


Drying Time
Time interval between application and final cure


Dulling
Loss of gloss or sheen