Uses Of Paints

Protection

Paint is used to protect objects from adverse effects of weather e.g.
• A coat of paint protects buildings and structures from the effects of water and the sun by preventing water seepage and the effects of U.V. radiation which would otherwise make the building and the structures rot and degrade.
• Metal structures are painted to prevent them from rusting.

Decoration

Paint is used to decorate all sorts of objects. Paint decoration is an important industry. Painted objects are more attractive and valuable.

Art

Paintings are pictures done in paint. Paintings are usually done on board, canvas or paper. Old beautiful and famous paintings are very valuable.

Information

Paint is used to give information by means of painted signs. This include road lane marking, street signs, warning signs, advertising signs to mention but a few.