when a space needs painting, what is the first rule to remember?
that no surface should be painted unless it has been thoroughly cleaned and properly prepared
what are the 4 essential ingredients of paint?
what is the end result if a surface has not been properly prepared for painting?
the surface will not look its best; the Navy's paint and your valuable time are wasted; and most important of all, the surface is NOT protected against elements
in the making of any paint, what ingredient is ground into vehicle?
the pigment and the drier is then added
what is opaque white pigment?
why is zinc oxide usually mixed with titanium dioxide and other pigments for exterior work?
zinc oxide has a very fine texture, and is mixed because zinc oxide alone makes a film that is too hard and brittle to withstand the extreme changes of outdoor temperature, which causes the paint to crack and scale off
what are 2 principal white pigments in the US Navy paints?
what is titanium dioxide?
a white pigment with the highest hiding power of any known pigment
what are paint extenders, or inert pigments?
those pigments that are chemically stable and do not affect color or destroy the life of the vehicle
what is added to paint to achieve the proper consistency for use by either brush, roller, or spray gun?
what paint ingredient is usually referred to as the base?
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