yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - V

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



Varnish
A preparation consisting of a solvent, a drying oil, and usually resin, rubber, bitumen, etc., for application to a surface where it polymerizes to yield a hard glossy, usually transparent, coating.


Vehicle
Liquid barrier, binder; anything dissolved in the liquid portion of a paint is part of the vehicle.


Viscosity
A measure of fluidity.


Viscosity Cup
A device for measuring viscosity


VOC
The volume of volatile organic solvents in a product.


Volatility
The defining quality of a liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to air.


Volume Solids
The volume percentage of a paint that is solid matter.