The Painting And Decorating Quiz

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This is an average difficulty decorating multipile choice quiz of 10 questions. You may retake the test as many times as you wish but a number of the questions will change on retake, sometimes for harder questions, sometimes for easier questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a rad roller used for?
    • A. 

      Painting the wall behind radiators

    • B. 

      Painting the backs of radiators

    • C. 

      Painting the front of radiators

  • 2. 
    What is the British equilalent of the American 'drop cover'?
    • A. 

      Wallpaper length

    • B. 

      Paint container lid

    • C. 

      Dust sheet

  • 3. 
    What is sheetrock?
    • A. 

      Plasterboard

    • B. 

      Slabbing

    • C. 

      Plywood

  • 4. 
    What is the British equivalent of the American 'latex paint'?
    • A. 

      Rubber paint

    • B. 

      Emulsion

    • C. 

      Gloss paint

  • 5. 
    Which paint dries quickest?
    • A. 

      Gloss

    • B. 

      Latex

    • C. 

      Undercoat

  • 6. 
    What is Bonneye Manning well known for?
    • A. 

      Shabby Chic

    • B. 

      Brown Bagging

    • C. 

      Decoupage

  • 7. 
    Where did the Bauhaus style originate?
    • A. 

      Austria

    • B. 

      Belgium

    • C. 

      Germany

  • 8. 
    What is the color of Zinc Chromate pigment?
    • A. 

      Bright pink

    • B. 

      Bright yellow

    • C. 

      Bright green

  • 9. 
    What is the heraldic name for red?
    • A. 

      Sable

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      Gules

  • 10. 
    What is a shaving hook?
    • A. 

      A triangular scraper

    • B. 

      A ladder hook for holding a paint kettle

    • C. 

      A blade for planing wood

  • 11. 
    What is the caustic soap, used to remove grease and dirt from paintwork, called?
    • A. 

      Acid soap

    • B. 

      Sugar soap

    • C. 

      Abrasive soap

  • 12. 
    What is Turpentine Substitute (Turps Sub) used for?
    • A. 

      To thin out oil paints

    • B. 

      To wash down greasy walls

    • C. 

      To light your barbeque

  • 13. 
    What is the heraldic name for green?
    • A. 

      Vert

    • B. 

      Vair

    • C. 

      Tenne

  • 14. 
    What year was the Art Deco style started?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1945

  • 15. 
    When was the Art Nouveau style period?
    • A. 

      1900 - 1924

    • B. 

      1896 - 1910

    • C. 

      1910 - 1919

  • 16. 
    Which of these was NOT a brother of designer Robert Adam?
    • A. 

      John

    • B. 

      Edward

    • C. 

      James

  • 17. 
    Which is the most common type of abrasive used in decorating?
    • A. 

      Pumice stone

    • B. 

      Sandpaper

    • C. 

      Emery cloth

  • 18. 
    How many Orders are there in Classical Architecture?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

  • 19. 
    Which is the main color in malachite?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Gray

  • 20. 
    Who designed the Franklin Gothic typeface?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Stanley Morison

    • C. 

      Morris Fuller Benton

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    Which is the best paint remover for an intricate moulding?
    • A. 

      Heat gun

    • B. 

      Chemical stripper

    • C. 

      Blow torch

  • 23. 
    What is the usual for wallpaper to come up in bubbles?
    • A. 

      Soaked too long

    • B. 

      Not soaked long enough

    • C. 

      Uneven pasting

  • 24. 
    Mixing which two colors produces purple?
    • A. 

      Green and brown

    • B. 

      Blue and red

    • C. 

      Black and blue

  • 25. 
    Which of these will NOT prevent resin from bleeding out of wood?
    • A. 

      Patent Knotting

    • B. 

      French Polish

    • C. 

      Oil-based Primer

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