yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - P

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



Peeling
Failure in which paint curls from substrate.


Pickling
A dipping process for cleaning steel and other metals ; the pickling agent is usually an acid.


Pigments
Solid colouring agent.


Pimpling
Small blisters resembling 'goose pimples'.


Pin-holing
Formation of small holes through the entire thickness of a coating.


Pot-life
Time interval after mixing during which liquid material is usable with no difficulty.


Pimpling
Spot repair painting ; touch up or full coats of paint before rusting starts.


Primer
First complete coat of paint of a painting system applied to a surface. Such paints are designed to provide adequate adhesion to new surfaces or are formulated to meet the special requirements of the surfaces.



Profile
Surface contour as viewed from edge.


Profile Depth
Average distance between tops of peaks and bottom of valleys on the surface.