yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - L

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



Lacquer
Coatings that dry by solvent evaporation.


Lapping
Uneven color or sheendifference in dried paint film


Leafing
Orientation of pigment flakes in horizontal places.


Lifting
Wrinkling of top coat or lifting of undercoat. Like the action of a solvent paint remover.