The Ten Top words or phrases a painter does not want to hear:
Holiday: This is not a trendy relaxing vacation on the shores of South beach, This is a missed area while painting.
Backroll: This is not a crouching knees bending backwards gymnastic term for a painter. This is when an area is sprayed with a paint from a spray gun then a paint roller is used to smooth out the area.
Popcorn: A delicious snack often eaten during Movie time, or now a days found in 1901 different flavors for about $3 a bag in the grocery store , but for a painter ….. This is a texture often found on ceilings from the late 80’s and early 90’s time period with an appearance of popcorn in texture
Orange peel: A succulent fruit with a textured skin, not for a painter…Orange peel to a painter is the texture that is achieve when applying some paints. When dried the surface resembles an orange peel.
Flashing; Often heard when someone exposes a certain part of their body to surprise another person. For a painter this is when the paint sheen is not uniform and from an angle is looks to hve light and brighter areas.
Chalking; This is not when the kids decide to draw all over the sidewalk with chalk or to smash two erases together at school.. For a painter this would be a powdery substance found when a finish surface starts to disintegrate and when a hand is brushed over it, it leaves a chalk like substance residue on your hand.
Raised Grain: In some parts of the country this might be related to back country stills but for a painter this is usually achieve after priming a new piece of wood and the grain rises after priming due to the absorption of moisture.
A Wet Edge: When running in bare feet over hot beach sand you are usually running to the WET EDGE of the water to cool your feet. But for a painter this is the leading edge of the painted surface which is still wet and is still workable with a brush or roller.
Cracking: When one takes an egg and slams it into the edge of the bowl prior using it to make a cake. In a painters world this is when the surface of the paint starts to develop cracks for many reasons, all not very good.
Alligatoring: This is often found in Florida when a resident brings a pet alligator home to make a new pet. In the painting world this is when the surface of the paint cracks in many areas close together often resembling an alligators back.