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Glossary

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Wash Primer A thin paint designed to promote adhesion or to be used as a barrier coat.
Washcoat A coat of highly thinned finish used to partially seal the wood's surface before a dye, stain, glaze, or toner is applied. The washcoat provides a base for more uniform coloring.
Water Spotting A surface defect caused by water droplets depositing a circular ring of contaminants.
Water White A term used to describe the color of a coating in its liquid form. As clear and colorless as drinking water.
Waterborne Finish made with acrylic, vinyl or other latex resin types, and thinned with water. It dries more quickly than oil-based finishes, has relatively low odor, may have some water vapor permeability, and cleans up easily. The liquid component is predominantly water. Often referred to as water-base.
Water-reducible Ability to be diluted with water or a water/co-solvent mixture.
Weatherometer A machine designed for the accelerated testing of coatings.
Wet Edge The edge or end of a wet, coated area that is still workable and will blend easily.
Wet Film Thickness Thickness of a liquid film immediately after application, before it begins to dry.
Wetting The ability of a vehicle to flow onto the surface in order to achieve a good bond.
Wiping Stain A stain applied to bare wood and the excess is wiped off before it dries.
Wood Grain The arrangement of layers of wood fiber growth.
Wrap around Phenomenon by which electrically charged finish droplets curve around the rear side of the object being sprayed.
Wrinkling Skinning over of the film surface and absorption of the liquid within the film.

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