Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion


A volatile substance added to a paint to make its application easy and smooth, is known as

[A]. base
[B]. solvent
[C]. vehicle
[D]. none to these.

Answer: Option B


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Ashwani Mishra said: (Jun 14, 2017)  
I think it would be vehicle not solvent.

Roy said: (Jul 28, 2017)  
Solvent is right. I agree with the given answer.

Khushwant Rana said: (Jan 4, 2018)  
A solvent is a material which dissolves another material. For example, when you add water to salt or sugar, they dissolve in water forming a solution. In other words, a solution contains a solvent in which the solute or the material is completely dissolved.

The thinner is only added to the paint (mixture) with the role of reducing the viscosity, but not to dissolve any ingredients.

Dipen said: (Jan 6, 2018)  
The material used in paints to help it to spread the base over the surface is called vehicle. It's one type of linseed oil.

Garry said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
Solvent is the correct answer. I also agree.

Abhi said: (Nov 5, 2018)  
Vehicle is Non Volatile and Solvent is Volatile.

Anirban Roy said: (Aug 5, 2020)  
Actually vehicle= solvent+binder.

Binder is like linseed oil, tung oil, etc. But solvent also called as thinner is a volatile liquid which evaporates, eg. turpentine.

Nehra said: (Jan 23, 2021)  
Vehicle is the correct answer.

Nadar Khan said: (Nov 16, 2021)  
Vehicle Act as a binder material in paint.

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