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Recently i came across Emulsions ..What are Emulsions ? Are they same as Paints ?
asked May 25, 2016 in Civil Engineering by jiya (218 points) | 32 views

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Lets start with paint ! ..What is Paint ?

Paint is a liquid which forms solid layer.

There are many applications of paints like :

  • covering an object with color
  • protect an object from environment (rusting case)

Paint has chemicals ,i.e pigments which we mix with water or oil , and thereby on drying provides necessary color

Now,Emulsion ..they are also a type of Paint !

Emulsion is a mixture of liquids which are not mixable ! yes,colloids ..

Emulsion has resins like :

  • vinyl 
  • acrylic

Emulsions are mostly used to paint walls and ceilings because they have :

  • Less smell
  • Good sheen and color
  • Easy to apply
  • Dries faster 

 

answered May 26, 2016 by kevin (337 points)
selected Jul 18, 2016 by jiya
+1 good work :)