yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - O

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



Opacity
Hiding power.


Orangle Peel
Dimpled appearance of dried film ; resembling orange peel.


Osmosis
Transfer of liquid through a paint film or other membrane.


Overcure
Condition caused by excessive addition of a curing agent to a two-component paint, causes brittleness or amine sweating.


Overspray
Paint deposited on a surface or object during spraying of another surafce or object.


Oxidation
Rusting ; combination with oxygen.