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Re-coat Time Interval required between the application of successive coats of finish. This time period is usually listed on the label. The actual time may vary from the manufacturer's guideline in cases where the temperature is well above or below 70 degrees and the humidity is higher than 50%.
Reduce To add solvent in order to thin a material to a workable thickness (viscosity).
Reducer Commonly known as thinner.
Reflectance The ratio of the light that radiates onto a surface to the amount that is reflected back.
Related Colors Two colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Relative Humidity The ratio, expressed as a percent, of the quantity of water vapor actually present in the air to the greatest amount possible at a given temperature.
Resin Solid, semi-solid or pseudo-solid organic material which has an indefinite and often high molecular weight. Exhibits a tendency to flow when subject to stress. Can be natural or synthetic. Used as the binder and/or film forming agent in finishing products.
Retarder Solvent added to a coating to slow down its evaporation rate.
Rheology The science characterizing fluid deformation or flow.
Roller A cylinder covered with lamb's wood, felt, foamed plastics or other materials used for applying paint.
Runs Sagging and curtaining of a coating or paint film, usually caused by improper thinning, excessive film build or poor application techniques.

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