In this chapter, the final finishing of all surfaces such as walls, ceilings, woodwork, metal work, etc. will be discussed. According to the nature of the surface and the finishing required, the surface should be coated with paint or varnish or distemper, etc.
The paints are coatings of fluid materials and they are applied over the surfaces of timber and metals. The varnishes are transparent or nearly transparent solutions of resinous materials and they are applied over the painted surfaces. The distempers are applied over the plastered surfaces. The protective power granted by the application of paints, varnishes and distempers decreases with the passage of tome and hence they are to be periodically applied at the intervals of about to 5 years.
The process of painting varnishing and distempering will be described briefly in this chapter.