During the painting stage of auto body repair, the vehicle undergoes several layers of paint. This basecoat is the first colored coat of paint applied to the repaired area. This basecoat is dull and needs to be covered with a clear coat for ultra violet protection and gloss.
The total of all stucco coats applied prior to application of the finish coat. Any stucco coat applied before the application of the finish coat. The combined scratch and brown coats make up the basecoat.
A color coat requiring a clearcoat. The basecoat provides color effects and appearance, while the clearcoat provides gloss as well as UV and chemical resistance.
A highly pigmented color which requires a coating of clear for protection, durability and gloss.
Generally an all over coat of color on bisque on top of which detailed decorating is done.
Any plaster coat applied over lath or other substrate prior to application of the finish coat of plaster. Also see Scratch Coat and Brown Coat.
color applied to an entire piece. Like a background color with other colors or detailing work being added to the piece. Usually one or two coats of paint.
A clear, thick polish applied before nail color to create a smooth and adhesive surface for nail color. A basecoat can prevent the staining of fingernails and add to the life of nail color.