ASTM D3153 - 87(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Recoatability of Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D3153 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    The essential practical usage of water-emulsion floor polishes as renewable coatings to protect and beautify floors, depends upon satisfactory recoatability. This test method is useful both in product development and final product testing, as a means of evaluating recoatability.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the effects of the application of a water-emulsion floor polish over a dried coating of the same polish. The method is designed for laboratory bench panel testing. A method is also provided for large area testing. A rating system is provided to indicate the acceptability of the polish based on recoatability performance.

    Note 1—Recoatability of a water-emulsion floor polish is a general-performance property, and the determination of it is dependent upon the observation of several other properties of the polish under the specific conditions expressed in this test method. This test method for recoatability is not designed for the evaluation of other properties, except as these properties relate to the recoatability of the specific polish being evaluated under the conditions of this test.

    1.2 Gloss as observed herein extends only to freedom from loss of apparent visual gloss upon recoating, in the execution of this test method, and should this loss occur, it indicates a distortion of the property of gloss, by recoating.

    1.3 A degree of recoatability failure may be reflected from a degree of leveling failure. The failure to level should be observed only if it is to be a part of the observation of recoatability.

    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 limitations 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

    D2825 Terminology Relating to Polishes and Related Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry); 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3153-87R08

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