ASTM C1520 - 02(2010)

    Standard Guide for Paintability of Latex Sealants

    Active Standard ASTM C1520 | Developed by Subcommittee: C24.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Significance and Use

    The intent of this guide is to provide the reader with information concerning possible reasons for paint failures where the paint is used over a latex sealant.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes the practical considerations that may be used to determine the compatibility of a paint or coating to be applied over a latex sealant or caulk. It evaluates the appearance and not the performance characteristics of the coated or painted joint.

    1.2 The committee with jurisdiction over this standard is not aware of any comparable standards published by other organizations.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants

    D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    E284 Terminology of Appearance


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31200000(Adhesives and sealants)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1520-02R10

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