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Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms: Painting & Carpentry Terms

Are you looking to familiarize yourself with the different terminologies used in building construction in the Philippines? Here's a list of Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms that will make coordinating with your locals easier.


ENGLISH TERM
FILIPINO TERM
2" x 2" Wood
Dos por dos
Apply concrete neutralizer
Lasunin
Apply paint by spraying
Bugahan
Apply Prime / Base Coat
Pondohan
Apply Spot Putty
Ispatan
Astragal
Batidura
Banister
Barandilya
Baseboard
Rodapis
Closed Stair Stringer
Madre de Eskalera
Concave Moulding
Medya Kanya



Cornice
Kornisa
Door Fillet
Batidora
Entire surface
Sarado Batak
Fill a crack or hole
Deskanso
Fretwork
Kalyado
Groove
Kanal
Handrail
Gabay
High Gloss
Duko finish
Lath
Liston
Applying a layer
Pasada



Miter Joint
Kanto Mesa
Mortise
Mitsa
Moulding
Moldura
Nail/Dowel
Tarugo
Nailer
Pamakuan
Open Stringer
Hardinera
Paint
Pintura
Panelled
De Bandeha
Plinth
Sokalo
Polished Finish
Monyeka



Putty
Liston
Rabbet
Basyada
Rag
Trapo
Rough Wall
Anay Finish
Sandpaper
Liha
Sawdust
Kusot
Siding / Cladding
Tabike
Stair Landing
Deskanso
Stair Riser
Takip Silipan
Stringer
Madrina



Tressle
Kabayo
Use Masking Tape
Katingan
Varnish
Barnis
Wood Grain
Haspe
Wood Plank
Tabla

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