Glossary

Abrasive a•bra•sive \ə-ˈbrā-siv\ adjective A tool used to wear away a surface by rubbing. Examples include steel wool, sandpaper, and powdered pumice. The carpenter used sandpaper because it is an excellent abrasive for removing minor dents in wood and making it...
Smart Paint Technologies of the Future

Smart Paint Technologies of the Future

The paint industry is always looking to the future in a bid to enhance the lives of consumers. In the late 20th century and early 21st century, paint technologies have improved rapidly with innovations such as Smart Coatings, Piezoelectric Paints and Photocatalysts....
Types of Paint Coatings Used Today

Types of Paint Coatings Used Today

There are numerous different types of paint coatings available, often several depending on the project. Below we’ve shared information about the general types of paint coatings that are typically used in day-to-day applications. It is easiest to divide coatings into...
A Brief History of Paints & Coatings

A Brief History of Paints & Coatings

Although paints and coatings were only manufactured on a wider scale from the early 18th century, mankind has used them for tens of thousands of years. In 2011, archaeologists in South Africa discovered an ochre-based mixture which may have been used as paint; it was...