yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - U

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



Underatomized
Not dispersed or broken-up fine enough.


Undercure
Condition where a paint coating fails to cure properly due to incorrect mixing or application in cold/damp conditions. Paint will stay soft with poor gloss.


Urethane
An important resin in the coatings industry. A true urethane coating is a two-component product that cures when the catalyst prompts a chemical reaction that unites the components.