When you first start learning about painting and how to paint, you will come across many painting terms that will not be familiar to you. Here we will take a look at a few of the painting terms which are most used, so you can get a head-start on the terminology as you get ready to start painting.
Abrasive – Means that a surface is rough. One of the ways this can be accomplished is by using sandpaper on a wall before painting. It makes an abrasive surface to which the paint can stick. Pumice is another material that can be used to make a surface abrasive.
Bleeding – Means that you have painted over a surface, but under the coat of paint is either a stain, dark color, liquid, or similar type material which will still show or bleed through the fresh paint.
Blistering – This is one of the painting terms which describes a painting problem. It refers to a condition where the paint is showing a bunch of bubbles right on the surface. These look very much like blisters, and can be removed by sanding the spot and repainting it.
Camel Hair – Not from camels as you might expect. This is a name used for the tail hair from some kinds of Russian squirrels. It is used in paint brushes and tools used for writing on signs and other such objects.
Enamel – Refers to any type of paint that has a glossiness when it has dried. In the past, only paints that were oil-based were referred to as enamel but now there are other kinds of enamels as well.
Flat – This is one of the painting terms that means exactly what you might expect. Flat is just the opposite of enamel with … Read the rest ...Read More