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You may not be aware but I have prepared a glossary of terms used in the painting and decorating business.

Here are a few of the more unusual ones that you may not have come across before:

• Alkyd – an oil based paint made from a synthetic resin rather than natural oils
• Distressing – a method of giving something an aged appearance, such as staining and also known as antiquing
• Flogger – a long haired paintbrush used to create the dragged paint effect and look
• Grinning – occurs when paint has been applied too thinly and the darker surface of the original paintwork shows or ‘grins’ through
• Knotting – use of a shellac based solution to seal knots in wood prior to priming
• Low tac – this describes types of masking tape with a very low adhesion making them easy to remove without damaging the surface
• Muraspec – leading designer and supplier of commercial wallpaper, available in narrow, medium and wide widths
• Size – the thin adhesive applied to walls which then seal the surface before wallpaper is hung
• Stippling – a technique whereby paint is applied using just the very tip of the bristles of the brush
• Thixotropic – materials with a gel like consistency so that they do not drip or run
• Wet and dry paper – waterproof abrasive paper made with silicon carbide particles glued to the back, used wet to provide a very smooth finish.

To see our full glossary, CLICK HERE!