Edging – Striping
Efflorescence – A deposit of soluble white salts that remain on the surface of masonry, brick or plaster when water has evaporated.
Eggshell Finish – Degree of sheen between flat and gloss finish.
Elasticity – Degree of recovery from stretching
Electrolysis – Decomposition by means of an electric current.
Electrolyte – A solution that can conduct an electric current.
Electrostatic Spray – A method of paint application whereby an electric field deposition is used to promote the deposition of a coating material onto a substrate.
Elongation – Stretch.
Emulsion Paint – Paint in which particles are suspended in water or oil with the aid of an emulsifier as in latex paint.
Enamel – Broad classification paints that dry to a hard finish. They made be flat, gloss or semi-gloss.
Endothermic – A change or process which takes place with absorption of heat.
Epoxy Resins – Film formers usually made from bisphenol and epichlorohydrin.
Epoxy Amine – amine cured epoxy resin
Epoxy Ester – A combination of epoxy resin and alkyd resin resulting in an air-drying coating.
Erosion – The wearing away of a paint film caused by exposure to the weather.
Ester – An organic salt product of the reaction of alcohol and acid.
Etch – Surface preparation by chemical means to improve the adhesion of the coating.
Evaporation Rate – Rate of solvent release.
Exothermic – A change or process which heat is given off.
Explosion – Cratering from release of solvent after surface is dry; blistering.
Explosion Limits – A range of ratio of solvent vapor to air in which the mixture will explode if ignited.
Extender – Inexpensive and inert pigment added to paint for bulk and to lower costs.
Exterior – The outside surfaces of a structure.
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