# Basic Painting And Decorating Quiz

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• 1.

### Mixing which two colors produces purple?

• A.

Green and brown

• B.

Blue and red

• C.

Black and blue

B. Blue and red
Explanation
Blue and red are the primary colors that, when mixed together, produce purple. This is because purple is considered a secondary color, created by combining equal parts of blue and red. Green and brown do not produce purple when mixed, and black and blue also do not create purple.

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• 2.

### To what do strings, treads and risers belong?

• A.

Scaffolding

• B.

Staircase

• C.

Baseboards

B. Staircase
Explanation
Strings, treads, and risers are all components that are part of a staircase. The strings are the inclined parts that support the treads and risers. The treads are the horizontal surfaces that we step on, while the risers are the vertical components between each tread. Therefore, the correct answer is "Staircase".

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• 3.

### When buying wallpaper, how do you check that the rolls are the same shade?

• A.

Compare the rolls in daylight

• B.

Ensure that the batch numbers are identical

• C.

There is no need to check

B. Ensure that the batch numbers are identical
Explanation
To check that the rolls of wallpaper are the same shade, it is important to ensure that the batch numbers are identical. Batch numbers indicate that the rolls were produced together and are therefore more likely to have the same shade. This is because different batches of wallpaper can have slight variations in color due to variations in the manufacturing process. By checking that the batch numbers are identical, you can be confident that the rolls will have a consistent shade.

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• 4.

### Which is the most common type of abrasive used in decorating?

• A.

Pumice stone

• B.

Sandpaper

• C.

Emery cloth

B. Sandpaper
Explanation
Sandpaper is the most common type of abrasive used in decorating. It consists of a paper or cloth backing with abrasive particles bonded to it. Sandpaper is versatile and can be used for various purposes such as smoothing surfaces, removing paint or varnish, and preparing surfaces for painting or staining. It is widely available in different grit sizes, allowing users to choose the level of coarseness or fineness required for their specific task. Sandpaper is a popular choice among decorators due to its effectiveness in achieving a smooth and polished finish on different materials.

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• 5.

### Mixing blue and yellow produces which color?

• A.

Green

• B.

Magenta

• C.

Violet

A. Green
Explanation
Mixing blue and yellow produces the color green. This is because blue is a primary color and yellow is a secondary color. When these two colors are combined, they create a new color by mixing their pigments. In the color wheel, green is located between blue and yellow, making it the result of their combination.

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• 6.

### Which is the first paint coat to apply?

• A.

Undercoat

• B.

Primer

• C.

Gloss

B. Primer
Explanation
Primer is the first paint coat to apply because it prepares the surface for painting by creating a smooth and even base. It helps the paint adhere better to the surface, improves the durability of the paint job, and enhances the color and finish of the final coat. Applying a primer also helps to cover any stains, marks, or imperfections on the surface, ensuring a flawless and professional-looking paint job.

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• 7.

### What is Turpentine Substitute (Turps Sub) used for?

• A.

To thin out oil paints

• B.

To wash down greasy walls

• C.

A. To thin out oil paints
Explanation
Turpentine Substitute, also known as Turps Sub, is commonly used to thin out oil paints. It helps to achieve the desired consistency and texture of the paint, making it easier to apply and manipulate on the canvas. The solvent properties of Turps Sub also aid in the drying process of oil paints. It evaporates quickly, leaving behind a smooth and even finish on the artwork.

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• 8.

### What is a shaving hook?

• A.

A triangular scraper

• B.

A ladder hook for holding a paint kettle

• C.

A. A triangular scraper
Explanation
A shaving hook is a triangular scraper used for removing paint or other substances from surfaces. It has a sharp, angled blade that can easily scrape away the material without damaging the surface underneath. This tool is commonly used in painting and renovation projects to prepare surfaces for painting or refinishing.

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• 9.

### What is the caustic soap, used to remove grease and dirt from paintwork, called?

• A.

Acid soap

• B.

Sugar soap

• C.

Abrasive soap

B. Sugar soap
Explanation
Sugar soap is a caustic soap that is commonly used to remove grease and dirt from paintwork. It is effective in breaking down and removing stubborn stains and grime. The caustic properties of sugar soap make it a powerful cleaner, capable of cutting through tough grease and dirt. It is commonly used in preparation for painting or wallpapering, as it helps to ensure a clean and smooth surface for better adhesion.

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• 10.

### Which two colors mixed together make orange?

• A.

Red and Brown

• B.

Yellow and Red

• C.

Brown and Yellow

B. Yellow and Red
Explanation
Yellow and red are the two colors that, when mixed together, create orange. Yellow is a primary color, meaning it cannot be created by mixing other colors, and red is also a primary color. When these two colors are combined, they create a secondary color called orange.

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• 11.

### What is the standard length of a roll of British wallpaper?

• A.

33 feet

• B.

35 feet

• C.

28 feet

A. 33 feet
Explanation
The standard length of a roll of British wallpaper is 33 feet.

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• 12.

### What is the heraldic name for blue?

• A.

Argent

• B.

Azure

• C.

Gules

B. Azure
Explanation
Azure is the heraldic name for blue. In heraldry, colors are represented by specific names, and azure is the term used to describe the color blue. It is one of the basic colors used in heraldry and is often associated with qualities such as loyalty, truth, and strength.

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