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Painters and Decorators Glossary

An alphabetical list of words relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. "a glossary of Inuktitut words"

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Cutting-in refers to the technique of painting the edges, corners, and other intricate areas of a surface with precision, typically […]


Caulking is the process of applying a sealant used by painters and decorators, known as caulk, to fill gaps, cracks, […]


Faux finish

A faux finish refers to a decorative painting technique that replicates the look and texture of natural materials, such as […]



Gloss: A gloss finish is a high-sheen, reflective paint finish that provides a smooth, mirror-like surface. It is commonly used […]



Patching refers to the process of repairing or filling in holes, cracks, or other imperfections on surfaces before painting. It […]


Primer: A primer is a preparatory coating applied to surfaces by professional painters and decorators before painting to ensure proper […]



Skimming is the technique of applying a thin layer of plaster or joint compound to a surface in order to […]


Stripping refers to the process of removing old paint or wallpaper from surfaces before redecorating or applying a fresh coat […]


Satin is a type of finish that is characterized by its soft and subtle sheen. It is known for creating […]


Textured paint

Textured paint refers to a type of paint that contains additives or materials designed to create a textured or patterned […]


Topcoat: The topcoat is the final layer of paint applied to a surface, providing the desired finish, appearance, and protection […]



Undercoat: An undercoat is a base layer of paint applied over the primer to help cover surface imperfections, even out […]


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a group of harmful chemicals that can be emitted as gases from certain paints and […]

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