brushability


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brushability

The property of a paint or varnish which enables it to be applied smoothly by brushing.
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Architectural paint formulation labs often had a designated painter to test brushability or called in a professional painter to test new products.
Kerosene was used because it improves the paint brushability, wet-edge and flow by slowing down the over-all evaporation as opposed to the other solvents (Potter and Simmons, 1998).
For a good brushability and open time, brush marks should flow away and this requires a low viscosity at the stage the paint should still be "open" as can be illustrated by the following formula for undulation of a liquid (132):
As shown in section "Heterogeneity in terms of polymer viscosity," a combination of polymers with a low and a high viscosity can give the required slow rate of viscosity build-up to give good brushability to the paint.
Brushability is the ability of a paint to be easily and uniformly applied to a surface using a paint brush.
Brush drag, a measure of the ease or difficulty of the brushing action, is a major factor in brushability. High brush drag helps produce high film thickness, but can make brushing so difficult that the painter gets a sore arm or shoulder and quits painting.
Reichhold's products have a similar dry time to waterborne acrylics, but maintain the desired performance properties of solventborne alkyds, including brushability. They have, in fact, generated a lot of interest in the architectural market, as DIYers are looking for water-based products but have been disappointed with vinyl acrylics in applications such as gloss trim enamel and wood stains.
For improved brushability and settling control in trade sale formulas we will exhibit Suspenso 201-MS, also using our new original moisture free technology.
The fact that VOC had only a minor contribution to this property indicated that 50 VOC gloss paints may lose brushability on drying only slightly faster than 250 VOC gloss paints.
For improved brushability and settling control in trade sale formulas we will exhibit Suspeno 201-MS, also using our new generation, original moisture-free technology.
"As VOCs are reduced in alkyd formulations, there are several other areas of concern as well, including, lapping, exterior durability, brushability, and ease of manufacture, and even penetration into the wood substrate, to name a few," says Wes Huff, senior development chemist with Sud Chemie Inc.
For improved brushability and settling control in trade sale formulas, we are exhibiting Suspeno 201-MS, also using our New Generation, Original Moisture-Free Technology.