Adjective "undercoated" definition and examples

(Undercoated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈʌndəkəʊt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A layer of paint applied after the primer and before the topcoat.
  1. mass noun 'these new paints require no undercoat and are quick to dry'
  2. 'He then turned to large-scale community murals, designing and drawing the outlines and letting local people paint the two undercoats, three coats of gloss paint and finally varnishing.'
  3. 'And soft, sloughing paints are a poor undercoat for anything other than a fresh coat of the same.'
  4. 'Apply a flat oil-based enamel undercoat to the wall and allow it to dry for 24 hours.'
  5. 'He said the undercoat was intentionally a bright colour so that the painters could spot any areas they missed with the grey paint, which would be applied within a matter of days.'
  6. 'The lift was inoperable, the walls had been left with barely an undercoat on them and there was bare screed on the floors.'
  7. 'An undercoat is preferred so there are no thin or bare spots visible.'
  8. 'The vat had been full of solvent-based rubberised paint used as an undercoat on vans made at the factory.'
  9. 'They also make paints for wood or concrete floors and masonry as well as the requisite undercoat and primer paints.'
  10. 'A primer-sealer undercoat is necessary to seal drywall and unpainted plaster or wallboard compound.'
  11. 'The walls were painted only in a sickly yellow undercoat, and even that was peeling.'
An animal's underfur or down.
  1. 'The crisp guard hairs of the Labrador's coat easily shed burrs and brambles, and the dense undercoat makes the dog practically impervious to water.'
  2. 'Covering this athletic body is a flat, wavy, medium-length outercoat and a soft dense undercoat.'
  3. 'Twice a year, Siberians ‘blow’ their undercoats, that is, they shed their undercoats completely.'
  4. 'The Aussie's outercoat is moderately short and weather resistant while the undercoat, which insulates against both heat and cold, is short and dense.'
  5. 'The coat consists of two layers - an undercoat of fine white hair and an outer coat composed of long guard hairs which are hollow and help to make the polar bear more buoyant when swimming.'
  6. 'For a long hair retriever you should take off the undercoat, thin the hair but leave it long on top to achieve a sleek effect.'
  7. 'Since the fur is only semi-long and lacks the downy undercoat, the coat doesn't tangle and even show cats require little grooming.'
  8. 'Camel hair is from the extremely soft and fine fur from the undercoat of the camel.'
  9. 'The undercoat consists of cotton-like short hair, which forms a thick, close foundation for the outercoat.'
  10. 'Some cats have an undercoat that will tangle badly if you don't dry them after a bath.'

verb

Apply an undercoat of paint to.
  1. 'I don't think undercoating is going to do much in this situation.'
  2. 'But other extras, such as undercoating or fabric protection, are unnecessary and only add to your costs.'
  3. 'Sand the woodwork down, undercoat it, remove any grease stains and finish it in an oil based sandalwood or gloss.'
  4. 'A second, freshly carved frame lay on another table, undercoated with red, awaiting its next layer.'

More definitions

1. a coat or jacket worn under another.

2. Zoology. a growth of short fur or hair lying beneath a longer growth.

3. an undercoating.

4. a coat of paint or the like applied under the finishing coat.

5. a paint, sealer, or the like specially prepared for use underneath a finishing coat. verb (used with object)

6. to apply an undercoating to.

More examples(as adjective)

"tops can be undercoated."

"glosses can be undercoated."

"backs can be undercoated."

Origin

(undercoat)