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Glossary of Paint Terms: Curing Agent to


Curing Agent
This is commonly refered to as a hardner or an activator. It is added to a synthetic resin to develop the proper film forming properties. 

Curtains
Curtains are long horizontal runs in a coating film that occur on vertical surfaces when a coating is applied to heavily. 

Degreaser
This is a chemical solution or compound designed to remove grease, oils and similar contaminants.

Deionized Water
Water which has been purified to remove mineral salts.

Delamination
The separation of layers of coats of paint due to very poor adhesion.

Density
Density is Mass per unit of Volume. It is usually expressed as grams per milliliter or pounds per gallon.

Descaling
This is the removal of mill scale or rust from steel by mechanical means, sometimes assisted by flame cleaning. 

Dew Point
Dew point is the temperature of a surface at a given ambient temperature and relative humidity at which condensation of moisture will occur.

 



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