Glossary


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U

U factor

U factor is a rating of a material and its ability to transfer heat (lower number = less heat transfer)



Uniformity

Uniformity is the overall consistency of the appearance of a paint coat



Union

A union is a special straight line fitting used to connect and seal two ends of a pipe or tube. The multi-threaded connection allows for future disassembly 



Unload

To unload is the process of paint transfer from a properly loaded brush or roller to the target surface before distribution and finish



Urethane

Urethane is a paint created by mixing pigment with polyurethanes. This paint type is good for exterior use and can be applied over oil-based enamels.



Utility knife

A utility knife is a retractable general-purpose razor cutting tool



UV

UV or Ultraviolet radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is not visible to the eye but makes up 10% of sunlight. UV radiation is known for its ability to degrade and discolor materials over time