Daily Quiz (77)


What name is given to the faux painting effect created by using glazes and brushes to create a look like textured fabric?


Consisting of casein, clay, earth pigments and lime, this material is used mostly by decorative painters to create a flat, coarse finish on antiques and historic substrates.


What is the name of the painting technique that employs shades of grey to imitate sculpture?


True or false: The thin, pasty liquid used for adhering gold leaf and filling surface imperfections is called a starch coat.


True or false: According to a D+D article, “Polished concrete is gaining in popularity not only for its aesthetic potential, but also for its tolerance to moisture from within the concrete.”


What is a commonly used umbrella term for these decorative techniques: marmorino, marmarella, gesso fiorentino, stucco veneziano, antico, stucco lustro and spatulata?


True or false: Wood restoration products based upon epoxy resins do not degrade upon exposure to UV light.


What faux technique uses mineral pigment or raw silk fiber for veining?


What organization recently published Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete Flatwork?


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy but not very slippery.


True or false: According to a recently published marketing study, the majority of architectural coatings is used on commercial and institutional buildings.


In concrete polishing work, an appearance defined as a Level 4 sheen and a cream aggregate exposure is the most expensive to produce.


According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary (originally published by the FSCT, now part of the American Coatings Association), "Venetian mosaic" is a synonym for what?


What organization has a subdivision that deals with decorative concrete?


True or false: Composition wood used for ornamental finishes has been employed for hundreds of years.


What is the name of a decorative plaster made from lime putty and crushed marble?


Brad Bowman is noted for developments in what area of decorative finishing?


The Decorative Concrete Council is a unit of what larger association?


What is scagliola?


True or false: Among concrete polishing technologies, there are now polishable dyes and toppings.


What is the term for the decorative technique that employs glazes and brushes to create a look like woven linen?


True or false: Cement paint is supplied in dry powder form and sometimes incorporates pigments for decorative purposes, according to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, maintenance procedures and costs for polished concrete floors can be up to 70% lower than for other floor coverings.


True or false: “Faux,” the French word for certain decorative coating techniques, literally means “fools the eye.”


True or false: Methyl methacrylate resins are sometimes used to formulate floor coatings.


True or false: In addition to gold, copper is sometimes used in thin leaf form for decorative purposes.


A thin, pasty liquid used for adhering gold leaf and filling surface imperfections is called what?


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered to be the upper limit for successful painting?


True or false: Acrylic binders are sometimes used in intumescent coatings for building interiors.


True or false: Concrete repair materials can be made to match the color of the original concrete.


What kind of plaster contains lime and marble dust?


What organization published 310R-13, Guide to Decorative Concrete?


What organization published the Guide to Decorative Concrete in December 2013.


What is another name for Portland cement plaster?


True or false: The French city of Lyon has established the first college focused on education and training in the creation of murals.


True or false: Scagliola is a faux version of marble.


True or false: trompe l’oeil is a kind of Venetian plaster.


True or false: Opaque stains have a more limited color range on concrete than acid stains.


True or False: The veneer plaster marmorino is sometimes recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms.


What organization focuses on stenciling and other decorative painting techniques?


What is another name for Portland cement plaster?


True or false? Portland cement plaster is the main component of EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing systems).


True or False? Anodizing of architectural aluminum is normally completed in a single-step process that produces both an oxide film and the desired color.


True or False? Marmorino, a veneer decorative plaster, was recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms in an article on specifying decorative finishes.


In a marketing study, what attribute of decorative concrete did contractors rate as the most valuable?


The Decorative Concrete Council is a unit of what larger association?


According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary (originally published by the FSCT, now part of the American Coatings Association), "Venetian mosaic" is a synonym for what?


Why would integral coloring of concrete during mixing be preferable to use of dyes and stains on polished concrete substrates?


What is the literal translation of the decorative painting term “trompe l’oeil?”


What decorative artisan was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects?


In concrete polishing, what is the term used to describe the point when the diamond tool has refined the surface to the degree to which it no longer cuts, or cuts very little, under its current weight and variables as defined by the Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA)?


A thin, pasty liquid used for adhering gold leaf and filling surface imperfections is called what?


True or false: Opaque stains produce color on a concrete floor by reacting chemically with the concrete.


In addition to gold, what other metal is applied as thin leaf for decorative purposes?


True or false: In creating the best appearance on a concrete polished floor, it is more important to achieve a higher specular gloss value than it is to achieve a high distinctness of image value.


True or false: A recently developed wallpaper is made from gold leaf applied to canvas backing.


True or false: Little or no maintenance is required on a polished concrete floor.


What term is used by the Concrete Polishing Association of America to describe the condition when a diamond tool has refined a concrete surface to the point when it no longer cuts the surface, or cuts very little?


Antico, marmarino, and spatulata, are examples of what type of decorative finish?


True or false: Abrasive blasting is sometimes used to impart a texture to concrete surfaces.


What do the following decorative treatments have in common: marmorino, marmerella, antico, and spatulata?


True or false: Acid stains can produce a broader range of colors on concrete than opaque stains can.


In decorative finishing, what is a “strie” effect?


What decorative artisan recently was honored with the distinction of Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects?


What is the name of a decorative plaster made from lime putty and crushed marble?


True or false: A high gloss finish on polished concrete is more slip-resistant than a medium gloss or semi-gloss finish.


True or false: Using dyes on concrete floors eliminates the non-uniformity of color that is a trademark of acid stains.


True or false: Some types of stains react with concrete to produce color; other types achieve color without reacting with the concrete.


True or false: Polished concrete flooring is maintenance-free after it has been applied.


What magazine focuses on decorative concrete and hosts an annual show on the subject?


What is one difference between polished concrete and terrazzo?


What artisan in decorative and restoration arts was honored by the American Institute of Architects in 2009?


True or false: Acid stains can produce a broader range of colors on concrete than opaque stains.


True or false: Gloss level is the main measure of slipperiness in a polished concrete floor.


True or false: Grinding, densifying, honing, and polishing is the typical sequence of surface preparation steps in creating a polished concrete floor.


What is the main difference between diamond-polished concrete and terrazzo?


What is scagliola?


 
 
   

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