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The binder, or vehicle, that forms the film component of paint. Binders include synthetic or natural resins such as acrylics, polyurethanes, polyesters, melamine resins, epoxy or oils.
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Oils / Fatty Acids
Used in coatings either by themselves as the binder or as a portion of the nonvolatile vehicle when combined with a resin.
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The main purposes of the solvent are to adjust the curing properties and viscosity of the paint.
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Paint can have a wide variety of miscellaneous additives, which are usually added in very small amounts to give coatings certain necessary properties.
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Used to color paint formulations; a distinction is usually made between a pigment, which is insoluble in the vehicle (resulting in a suspension), and a dye, which either is itself a liquid or is soluble in its vehicle (resulting in a solution).
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The most important color used in paint because it is used a great deal as a stand-alone color, but also forms the basis for many shades and tints.
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Next to whites, blacks are probably the most important colors used in coatings and include carbon black, charcoal black, ebony, ivory black and onyx.
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Corrosion Inhibiting Pigments
Chemical compounds composed of iron and oxygen. Many classic paint colors, such as raw and burnt siennas and umbers, are iron-oxide pigments.
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