yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - E

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



Electrostatic Spray
Spraying with electric charge attracts paint on surface


Emulsion Paint
Water based paint with an emulsified resin vehicle


Enamel
Pigmented varnish ; any hard, glossy coatings


Erosion
Wearing away of paint films


Evaporation
To change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour


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


External Mix
Spray equipment in which fluid air joins outside of aircap