What is Paint?
Paint is any liquid, liquefiable after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects. Paint can be made or purchased in many colors—and in many different types, such as watercolor, synthetic, etc. Paint is typically stored, sold, and applied as a liquid, but dries into a solid.
Paint can be reduced in terms of it constituents, the parts that constitute the whole.
Resins – the purpose of a resin is that it is made to form a continuous adherent film when applied to a surface
Plasticiser: are organic liquids of oily consistency and low volatility. They are used to modify the film characteristics of the film former/resin being used, for example by improving flow and increasing flexibility.
Binder: Film former/resin/plasticiser combinations are often referred to as the binder of the system.
Pigments: are responsible for colour, hiding power and, in special cases, for specific properties (eg passivation or fouling control). Pigments are finely ground, crystalline solids dispersed in the paint. Metals, inorganic, organic and organometallic compounds are all used as pigments.
And it can be described by what it does, it protects the surfaces of our homes & business among other things from degradation. It keeps metal from rusting, or oxidizing. On our homes this may be iron, or aluminum among others. It keeps the cells in wood from being destroyed, in turn keeping the wood from being destroyed or rotting over periods of time that are relative to climate and amount of usage as in walls that people continually get handprints on and floors that get foot or automobile traffic.
Aesthetics (The philosophy dealing with the beauty and taste) – Paint beautifies your home and/or business, and many of the things it contains. Color can also affect mood and priority. You need a “red” fire extinguisher to stand out among the the other colors for a quick access. It is easy to notice!