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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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12

SURFACE FINISHING MATERIALS

12.1 INTRODUCTION

Apart from protecting various building units from the weathering action of the atmosphere, the main objective of surface finishing materials is to provide a decorative finish to obtain a clean, colourful and pleasing surface.

Surface finishing materials are paints, varnishes, distempers and white/colour washing. The surfaces may be plastered wall surfaces, ceilings, wooden surfaces, metallic surfaces, etc. These surface finishing materials have to provide a hygienic surface and present a healthy surrounding to live in.

Paints are primarily used for woods, walls and ceilings, and for metal works of windows. Varnishes are preferred for woodworks and sometimes for walls.

Distempers and white/colour ...

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