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Abrasion resistance

Ability of a coating film to resist the impact and friction caused by abrasives.

Abrasive

Substance suitable for carving and eroding, due to its hardness and shape. Used to smooth bare wood or basecoat before coating.

Abrasive sponging

Procedure for removing defects of a surface by fibrous, metal or synthetic abrasive materials.

Accelerated weathering

Artificial and accelerated aging of the coated item. Special equipment that reproduces the conditions of natural outdoor exposure, such as sun and rain, is used to test the life of the coating film. This equipment can simulate long-term conditions in few days/hours.

Adhesion

Resistance exhibited by a dry coating film to the action of detaching it from the wood surface or from an underlying coat of coating.

Airless

See Spray gun.

Airmix

See Spray gun.

Ambient humidity

Relative humidity of the coating environment, which should not exceed 85%.

Antique stain

Stains applied onto basecoats and rubbed away with Scotchbrite or wire wool to produce special effects of shading into moulded or grooved areas, giving an antique appearance to the piece of furniture.

Application methods

Adaptability of a coating to a given coating system.