yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - T

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



Tack
Degree of stickiness.


TDS
Abreviation for Technical Data Sheet.


Thermosplastic
Mobile or softens under heat.


Thermosetting
Becomes rigid under heat and cannot be remelted.


Thinner
A liquid used for reducing the viscosity of paints.


Thixotropic
Defines a type of viscosity that thins as it is stirred or agitated and then sets up again when that agitation stops.


Tie Coat
A coat of paint applied to a previous coat to improve the adhesion of subsequent coats or to prevent other surface defects e.g. bubbling of a subsequent coating.


Tooth
Profile, mechanical anchorage, surface roughness.


Touch Dry
The stage during drying when the coating no longer feels sticky when lightly touched.


Turpentine
Distilled pine oil, used as a cleaner, solvent or thinner for oil-based and alkyd coatings


Two-pack
Paints based on binders which cure by the chemical reaction between two components.