yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - R

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



Reactor
Curing agent, catalyst, activator, accelerator, hardener.



Reflectance
Degree of light reflection.


Resin
A material, natural or synthetic, contained in varnishes, lacquers, and paints ; the film former.


Runs
Paint film defects in the form of sagging paint in narrow ribbons flowing downwards on vertical surfaces, usually caused by applying the coating above the recommended film thickness or overthinning.


Rust
A reddish-brown oxide coating forming on iron or steel by the action of oxygen and moisture.