Paint is made up of liquids and solids. When paint dries, the liquid part of paint evaporates, leaving the solid with the pigment. When you walk into a freshly painted room, the evaporated paint liquids are what you smell.
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What happens as paint dries?
Paint has two primary parts. The first is the pigment, which gives it the appropriate color. The second is the vehicle, which is either a type of oil, or water. When paint dries, the vehicle evaporates, leaving the pigment behind. ...
When paint dries does it dry darker or lighter than the sample?
Your paint should dry to the exact color of the sample, if it does not, the color was mixed wrong. When you apply a fresh coat of the same color paint, it goes on lighter, and darkens as it dries. ...
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What is the difference between lacquer and paint thinner?
Lacquer thinner evaporates quicker. It is cleaner or leaves less of a film than paint thinner. Lacquer thinner will thin most solvent based paint but paint thinner shouldn't be used to thin Lacquer. Lacquer dries from the surface painted out and enammal dries from the surface of the paint down to the surface painted. Using the wrong thinner affects how the paint dries and may affect the final finish. ...
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Who makes the ceiling paint that goes on pink but dries white?
KILZ is one maker of this paint. It is sold and Wal-Mart and other retailers. It paints on a light pink to see where you have painted, but dries ceiling white. ...
How do you paint acrylic paint over acrylic paint?
It's very easy, acrylic dries very fast, even if you paint thick, so when it's drie then you can just paint over it. ...
How do you paint over gold leaf with tempera paint?
Tempera won't stick to gold leaf. It will crack off as it dries out.