Components of Paint

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Gesyca_is_joy
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285412
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Components of Paint
Updated:
2014-10-09 22:49:23
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INDS 1315
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Materials Methods and Estimating
Description:
A brief, simplified recipe for ingredients in paint.
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  1. Pigments
    Powders, usually minerals that impart color but also affect gloss levels.
  2. Binders
    Responsible for the toughness of the pain, bind the other ingredients into a film after the diluents "go away".
  3. Diluents
    The thinner or carrier that makes the paint liquid enough to spread.
  4. Additives
    Change the characteristics, making the paint viscous, stable, fast-drying, increase "open time", mildew resistant, flame retardant.

    Are chemicals and will change the toxicity of the formulas of the paint they are added to.
  5. Emulsifiers
    Fuse materials together by breaking down the chemical "walls" that keep each ingredient separate from each other.

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