Glossary

Welcome to our wooden window restoration glossary page! Here you will find definitions for all the technical terms used in relation to sash windows refurbishment. We hope you find this helpful! We've collected a list of common sash window terms and their definitions to help you better understand the specific content thought-out our website and blog. The Glossary section of the website can be useful for you to quickly understand the meaning of unknown terms about wooden windows. The sash window glossary is a list of terms and their definitions, which can help you understand the content of our website. In addition, the Glossary can provide you with links to related articles from our window restoration blog, so you can explore the subject in more depth. If you're ever unsure about a term or concept, be sure to check the Glossary first.
Acrylic

Acrylic

Acrylic is a term that refers to products that contain compounds derived from acrylic acid (for example Polyacrylonitrille and PMMA) is a glassy thermoplastic that can be used in adhesives, paint, fillers and coatings or can be cast and moulded.

Acrylics are a collection of materials that pertain to a wide range of uses in many different products, such as Perspex glass, paints, adhesives and sealants.

Acrylic products, in general, offer a range of good qualities. For example, they offer adhesion, stretch and elasticity in paints, adhesives and sealants as well as dimensional stability and clarity, however, susceptible to solvents and combustible unless it is specifically designed not to be.

Most acrylic resin is generally water-based and is used in acrylic sealant. Acrylic paints are also water-based, due to water being used as a vehicle for an emulsion of acrylic polymers that serve as the binder.

Other terms

  • Fanlight wind

    Fanlight wind

    A fanlight is a semi-circular window that can sometimes be found above other windows but is more commonly placed above doors. The common design has traceries or glazing bars radiating from a single point like the spokes of a wheel with glass in between. This wooden window typical design is what gives it its name […]

  • Air-drying

    Air-drying

    Air drying describes a product that naturally dries primarily because of its exposure to the air at room temperature. This is different to other products that might need heating or those that dry independently from the air. Air drying, although commonly used to describe paints, can also be used for glues, fillers and other products. […]

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