A generally opaque coating including resin, a solvent and additives.

Enamel Paint

A paint which dries to a hard gloss or semi-gloss smooth finish.


A fast-drying usually clear coating that is highly flammable and dries by solvent evaporation only.


The trail of a paint drip; a dribble of paint

Top Coat

A final paint coat


A coating applied prior to the paint finishing or top coat.


Dissolved in oil, alcohol, or a number of volatile liquids, applied to wood to provide a hard, glossy, protective, film.


A top coat will tend to wrinkle if the outer paint coat dries too rapidly, preventing the underlying coats from drying properly. This can also occur if the paint is too heavy.


ASTM D 2486 Standard test method for scrub resistance of painted surfaces

ASTM D 3273 Standard test method for resistance to growth of mold on the surface of interior coatings in an environmental chamber

ISO 1519:2011 - Paints and varnishes - Bend test (cylindrical mandrel)

See also: Degrease, Enamel Paint, Lacquer, Paintbrush, Top Coat, Undercoat, Varnish, Volatile Organic Compound.

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