Archie Paint Glossary - J

Archie Paint Glossary - J

Archie Paint Glossary J The following glossary contains terms used commonly in the paint and coatings industry to describe the characteristics, usage and components of paints and coatings.


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Japan colors


Concentrated oil-based colorants that are used for tinting alkyd paints and solvent-soluble glazes. Japan colors have an intense, flat color and will dry quickly.

Jasper


An opaque form of quartz that is usually yellow, brown, red or green.

Joint


The gap or space created when two building materials come together, such as where two pieces of molding join or where the bathtub and bathroom wall meet. 

Joint compound


A plaster-like substance used to fill seams and irregularities in drywalling, either the vinyl-based drying type, which hardens as the water medium dries, or setting type, which hardens by a chemical reaction that is catalyzed by water.

Joint filler


Sealant inserted between abutting ends of wallboard.

Joint tape


Paper or synthetic mesh tape about 3-inches wide that is used to bridge the seams between drywall panels.

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