ASTM D4214 - 07

    Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Degree of Chalking of Exterior Paint Films

    Active Standard ASTM D4214 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    The procedures provide a broad range of techniques and photographic references to evaluate chalking of exterior paints.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the evaluation of the degree of chalking on white or tinted exterior paint films. These test methods describe the procedures recommended for transferring the chalk to a fabric or fingertip, which is then compared to photographic reference standards, or in the case of adhesive tapes, compared to a reflectance table or photographic reference standards, to determine the degree of chalking.

    1.2 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D662 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Erosion of Exterior Paints

    E1347 Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4214-07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4214-07, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Degree of Chalking of Exterior Paint Films, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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