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.
Semi-gloss

Semi-gloss

Gloss is a term that describes how much light can be reflected by a surface-so semi-gloss describes paint or coating that, when dry, has a slight sheen to it.

This makes it a great compromise between a matte paint (that produces no sheen) and a gloss paint (that produces a lot of sheen and makes a product reflect much more light).

Semi-gloss coatings or paints often contain more resin or binder than matte coatings, which is what gives it a more reflective finish.

The framework for UK paints puts the reflective value of semi-gloss at 41-69%

Semi-gloss has superior resistance to moisture absorption, dirt picks up and staining to matte coatings. This makes it an ideal option for interior painting, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. The slight sheen of a semi-gloss paint can also make its colour appear brighter and more vibrant than the same colour in matte counterparts.

Other terms

  • Satin

    Satin

    Satin is a term that describes a paint that is not as glossy (reflective of light) as semi-gloss, but more so than matte paints. Satin paint reflects about 26% to 40% of light. Satin paint is a great choice for rooms that have suffered a little wear and tear. Its less reflective quality means that […]

  • Fat edge

    Fat edge

    A fat edge is a term that describes a defect on a painted surface due to improper application. A fat edge is a build-up, or accumulation, of excess paint. A fat edge is a term that describes a defect on a painted surface (window frame edges) due to improper application. A fat edge is a […]

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