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1. sagging (curtaining)
sagging (curtaining) : Usually occurs on vertical surfaces where paint has been too thickly and unevenly applied resulting in 'horizontal runs' with a thick lower edge.
2. sags and runs on new paintwork
sags and runs on new paintwork : This is usually caused by uneven paint application on broad, flat surfaces, or by over-applying on mouldings or rough-contoured surfaces. Also, failing to More…
3. salt staining on plywood
salt staining on plywood : Salt staining can appear on wood stained exterior grade plywood, especially on eaves and soffits. Salts are contained in the adhesive used to bond the layers of More…
4. sand blasting
sand blasting : Grit and sand-blasting are processes used in the preparation and cleaning of steel to remove millscale and corrosion products. They are highly specialised processes.
5. sanding
sanding : The use of an abrasive to level a surface prior to painting. The more common term used by painters is 'rubbing down'.
6. saponification
saponification : In the paint trade it refers to the chemical attack of the paint media by alkali usually from the substrate. e.g. the alkali reacts with the oil content of an oil based More…
7. saponification of oil-based paints on plaster
saponification of oil-based paints on plaster : Saponification occurs when oil-based paints are softened and liquefied by the alkali in plaster when moisture is present. Materials More…
8. sarking
sarking : A bituminous underlay placed beneath tiles or slates.
9. sash window
sash window : A window in which the opening parts slide up and down in the frame.
10. screed
screed : A band of plaster or mortar laid on the surface of the wall as a guide to the thickness or level of the plaster to be applied. Therefore also used for the coat itself and for the More…
11. scumbling
scumbling : A technique in painting where by the final coat is patterned or partly removed to expose the undercoat or ground in order to obtain colour variety or movement.
12. section
section : Any outline drawing showing the shape of a moulding structure or object as it would appear if cut along a line and viewed at right-angles to the cut; particularly refers to the More…
13. seediness
seediness : The appearance of very small particles in the dried paint film.seediness : There's really only one solution to this one: thoroughly clean down the surface to remove all More…
14. semi-gloss
semi-gloss : An intermediate level of gloss between a 'full gloss' and an 'eggshell' finish.
15. set
set : The condition of a paint coating when it has ceased to flow.
16. setting coat
setting coat : The final coat in a plastering process usually consisting of about one-eighth of an inch of fine plaster.
17. settling
settling : The deposition of the solid particles of a paint to the bottom of the container.
18. sharp coat
sharp coat : Strictly speaking it is an application of a white lead/linseed oil paint liberally thinned with white spirit or turpentine. By dint of, this 'sharp' has come to be More…
19. sheariness
sheariness : A variation of sheen or gloss in a dried paint coating producing an uneven patchy appearance.sheariness : This variation of sheen or gloss in dried paint is known as More…
20. sheary
sheary : An irregularity in gloss or sheen on a surface.