Paint Essay

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To start, paint is a substance used to both protect and add color to any given surface. Now don’t be fooled and think paint is made up of one thing, because in reality, paint is actually made from a mixture of substances which form a colloid. A colloid is a mixture of substances where the particles mix and disperse, but do not dissolve. These particles don’t dissolve because they all share a similar charge, whether it be positive or negative, that makes them constantly repel each other. In terms of paint, each of three substances that make up the colloid each have an important part in carrying out the job of paint. The three substances inside of paint are the pigment, solvent, and the binding medium.
To make is simple, pigments are the color …show more content…

The main thing that makes an organic pigment any different is the fact that it has Carbon. Organic pigments are generally more transparent than inorganic, but with the use of manufacturing available to us, they are able to be made with a greater opacity, or thickness of a color. Because of this slight transparency, organic pigments tend to give off a brighter tone as apposed to the very thick inorganic colors. With these properties, organic pigments tend to be used in paint and printing paper. One example of an organic pigment is the Azo pigment group. Basic organic pigments consist of carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms. The Azo compounds are just that, but they also contain Nitrogen …show more content…

First the three main components of your paint, the pigment, solvent, and binding medium, are mixed, but not dissolved. Then you spread paint onto your surface, thanks to the liquidity from the solvent. Over a period of time, based on the substances used, the solvent dries. After this, the monomer molecules are able to bond to form a polymer chain of whatever liquid polymer was used. During that step, the pigments are trapped in the bonds and this forms the hard and dry surface of

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