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General fundamentals of paint technology

Paint is a pigment-containing liquid which undergoes chemical and/or physical processes after it has been applied to a surface, so changing into a solid film covering.

Repair paint consists of binder, pigments, filler and solvent.

NOTE: Organic solvent is being replaced by solvent based on water.

Constituents of paint

Binder

  • Mostly semi-fluid resins which bind together the other components of the paint when it dries.
  • Makes the paint durable.
  • Ensures good surface coverage.

Pigments

  • Fine, colored powders, which give color to the paint.
  • Cover the components below (covering power).

Additives

  • Additives give the paint special properties.
  • e.g. flow improver, softener, drying accelerator, thickener.

Solvent

  • Thins the paint and allows it to flow more freely.
  • Evaporates during drying.
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