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This test method covers the determination of the comparative coalescence of a series of latex paints by determining the porosity of films dried at standard and at low temperature. Porosity is evaluated with a penetrating medium as in Test Method D3258.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, this test method was withdrawn in June 2012 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the comparative coalescence of a series of latex paints by determining the porosity of films dried at standard and at low temperature. Porosity is evaluated with a penetrating medium as in Test Method D 3258.
1.2 The texture of the film, which can affect cleanup, will influence the results of the test. Stain applied to a high-hiding paint will not lower the reflectance as much as the same stain applied to a low-hiding paint of equal porosity. These points must be considered in comparing the different paints.
1.3 This method should be used only for comparative testing within one laboratory, as the numerical results obtained by different laboratories do not usually agree.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D3258 Test Method for Porosity of White or Near White Paint Films by Staining
E1347 Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry
ASTM D3793-06, Standard Test Method for Low-Temperature Coalescence of Latex Paint Films by Porosity Measurement (Withdrawn 2012), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.orgBack to Top