Definition Of emulsion


a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible.

Liquid polymer emulsions are used for dust control and soil and slope stabilization.

a water-based paint used for walls.

We also went to the DIY store for garden stuff and for a big bucket of white emulsion paint to brighten up the walls in Graham's workshop.

Example Of emulsion

  • A handy tip is to give the walls one or two coats of emulsion or a coat of paste before you wallpaper.

  • An oil-in-water emulsion is created by dispersing oil droplets in an aqueous phase.

  • As a general rule, the sequence is primer and undercoat on the woodwork, followed by two coats of emulsion on the walls, then a careful top coat around the woodwork.

  • As the various ingredients begin to solidify, their surface properties change, weakening the emulsion so that the fat droplets can coalesce still further during the freezing phase.

  • Cement paints, masonry paints or exterior grade emulsion are suited to concrete surfaces.

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