yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - W

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

Water Blasting
Blast cleaning using high velocity water.

Water Spotting
A surface defect caused by water droplets.

Weld Slag
Deposits formed during welding.

Weld Splatter
Beads of metal left adjoining a weld.

Wet Edge
Keeping the paint wet enough when it is applied by brush so it can be brushed back into without showing lines of demarcation from one painted area to the next.

Wet Film Thickness (WFT)
The thickness of paint when it is first applied before solvent evaporation takes place.

Wet Rot
Decay of timber by fungi that thrive in moist wood and poorly ventilated areas.

Wet Spray
Spraying so that surface is covered with paint that has not started to dry.

Film in drying stages shrinks into tiny crests and valleys in irregular pattern caused by poor application.