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.

Eggshell paint

Eggshell paint

Eggshell is a term that is used to describe paint with a very slight sheen between matte satin paint. As indicated by its name when dry it has an appearance is similar to that of an eggshell.

As eggshell has a slight sheen it does reflect light giving the painted surfaces a lighter appearance as well as protecting it from stains and everyday wear and tear. This being said it does not offer the same level of protection as higher sheen paint such as satin or semi-gloss or gloss paint.

This means they might not be as appropriate in high traffic areas which are prone to wear and tear or in kitchens and bathrooms which are more prone to staining and moisture. However, Eggshell paints are great for wood and wall to give a more vintage appearance as well as offering some protection. They are often used in heritage builds or when a rustic look is wanted.

Other terms

  • Hiding power

    Hiding power

    Hiding power is a term that is used to describe paints ability to hide or cover a surface. When used in reference to paint it describes how well it can obscure the surfaces original colour. Hiding power can also be referred to as Opacity or simply abbreviated into HP. The level of hiding power paint […]

  • Acrylic filler

    Acrylic filler

    Acrylic filler (often referred to as decorators caulk, painters caulk or decorators acrylic) is a water-based economical and environmentally friendly sealing and filling material. Acrylic filler, when cured, offers flexibility and elasticity that allow for movement, therefore stopping cracks from reappearing. Although mostly used for internal decorating, its resistance to moisture and temperature changes means […]

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