yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms

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


A - Abrasion resistance to Antifouling

Abrasion resistance, Abrasive, Absorption, Accelerator, Acid Number, Activator, Adhesion, Adsorption, Air cap, Air drying, Air entrapment, Airless spraying, Alkyd, Alligatoring, Ambient temperature, Amine Sweat, Anchor pattern, Antifouling

B - Barrier coat to Bulking agent

Barrier coat, Base, Binder, Bituminous Coating, Blast Angle, Blast Cleaning, Bleeding, Blistering, Blooming, Body, Bonding, Bottom Paint, Boxing, Bridging, Brittleness, Brushability, Bubbling, Bulking Agent

C - Catalyst to Curtaining

Catalyst, Cat-eye, Cathodic protection, Chalking, Cissing, Checking, Chipping, Chlorinated Rubber, Cleaner, Coat Tar Epoxy Paint , Coat Tar Urethane Paint, Cobwebbing, Colour Retention, Compatibility, Corrosion, Coverage rate, Cracking, Cratering, Crawling, Crazing, Cross-linking, Curing, Curing Agent, Curtaining

D - Degreaser to DOI

Degreaser, Dew Point, Dilatant, Dry Film Thickness(DFT), Dry Spray, Drying Time, Dry to Handle, Dry to Recoat, Dry to Touch, Dulling, DOI

E - Electrostatic spray to External mix

Electrostatic Spray, Emulsion Paint, Enamel, Erosion, Evaporation, Extender, External Mix

F - Fadeometer to Force Drying

Fadeometer, Fading, Fallout (spray), Feather Edge, Filler, Film, Film Build, Film Former, Film Integrity, Film Thickness Gauge, Fish Eye, Flash Point, Flashing, Flash Rusting, Flaking, Floating, Force Drying

G - Galvanising to Grit

Degreaser, Dew Point, Dilatant, Dry Film Thickness(DFT), Dry Spray, Drying Time, Dry to Handle, Dry to Recoat, Dry to Touch, Dulling, DOI

H - Hardener to Humidity

Hardener, Hardness, High Build Coatings, Holiday, Humitidy

I - Impact Resistance to Intercoat Contamination

Impact Resistance, Intercoat Adhesion, Intercoat Contamination


K - Kreb Units

Kreb Units

L - Lacquer to Lifting

Lacquer, Lapping, Leafing, Lifting

M - Mandrel test to Mud-cracking

Mandrel Test, M & R, Metamerism, Milage, Miscible, Mist-coat, Mix Ratio, MSDS, Mud-cracking

N - Non-flammable to Nonvolatile

Non-flammable, Nonvolatile

O - Opacity to Oxidation

Opacity, Orange Peel, Osmosis, Overcure, Overspray, Oxidation

P - Peeling to Profile depth

Peeling, Pickling, Pigments, Pimpling, Pin-holing, Pot-life, Preventive Maintenance Painting, Primer, Profile, Profile Depth


R - Reactor to Rust

Reactor, Reflectance, Resin, Runs, Rust

S - Sagging to Synthetic

Sagging, Sacrificial Anode, Sealer, Settling, SG, Shade, Sheen, Shelf Life, Skinning, Solvent, Solvent Entrapment, Splitting, Spot Priming, Spray Cap, Substrate, Synthetic

T - Tack to Two-pack

Tack, TDS, Thermoplastic, Thermosetting, Thinner, Thixotropic, Tie Coat, Tooth, Touch-dry, Turpentine, Two-pack

U - Underatomized to Urethane

Underatomized, Undercure, Urethane

V - VOC to Volume Solids

VOC, Varnish, Vehicle, Viscosity, Viscosity Cup, Volatility, Volume solids

W - Wash primer to Wrinkling

Wash Primer, Water Blasting, Water Spotting, Weld Spatter, Weld Slag, Wet Edge, Wet Rot, Wet Spray, Wet Film Thickness (WFT), Wrinkling


Y - Yellowing


Z - Zinc spraying

Zinc Spraying