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441. wainscot
wainscot : Woodwork lining the walls of a room or passage.
442. washability
washability : Ease with which washing will remove dirt from the paint's surface without causing damage to it.
443. washing off
washing off : If you apply a water-based product in cold conditions (i.e. below 10ºC), loss of adhesion can occur and the coating may simply wash off when it rains. To rectify, thoroughly More…
444. waste pipe
waste pipe : See 'soil pipe'
445. water paint
water paint : Any paint in which the 'thinning' agent is water, might strictly be classified as a water paint. However the term has come to mean an oil or varnish bound washable More…
446. weather board
weather board : Boards fixed to overlap one another to prevent entry of rain etc.
447. web (dulux)
web : The central part of a girder connecting the two flanges.
448. wet adhesion
wet adhesion : The ability of dry paint to adhere to the surface, in spite of wet conditions, is particularly important for exterior house paints.
449. wet edge
wet edge : Refers to the condition of a paint which has been applied for a short while but has remained in a sufficiently liquid condition to be successfully joined up and to dry without More…
450. wire cut
wire cut : A type of brick so called from its method of manufacture in which the clay blocks are cut into shape instead of being moulded or pressed.
451. working up
working up : The action of an existing and apparently dry coat of paint being removed by the action of brushing the succeeding coat over it.
452. wrinkling
wrinkling : The development of wrinkles during drying. Often caused by too thick an application.
453. WWP
WWP : Abbreviation for 'water waste preventer', or flushing cistern.
454. yellowing
yellowing : The development of a yellow colour on ageing; most noticeable on white or light coloured paint and clear varnishes.