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Types of paint and substances in paint

acetone

noun

a liquid used in some types of paint and varnish to prevent them from becoming too thick

chrome yellow

noun

a bright yellow pigment (=a substance added to something to give it colour)

eggshell

noun

a type of paint that is slightly shiny

emulsion

noun

a type of paint that produces a surface that is not shiny. Paint that produces a shiny surface is called gloss paint.

enamel

noun

a type of paint used for making a hard shiny surface

oil

noun

a type of paint that contains oil

poster paint

noun

a type of paint that is used especially by children for painting pictures

thinner

noun

a liquid used for making paint less thick

watercolour

noun

a type of paint that is mixed with water for painting pictures

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