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Paint is colored glue

The book cover for Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Paint is effectively a colored glue. Thus, a paint’s job is to turn from a liquid into a solid and then stay in place permanently. Different paints achieve this in different ways. Watercolor paint does it by drying, releasing water into the air through evaporation and leaving only the pigments on the page.

Mark Miodownik, Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
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By Wells Baum

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