ASTM D4258 - 05(2012)

    Standard Practice for Surface Cleaning Concrete for Coating

    Active Standard ASTM D4258 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    Surface cleaning is used to prepare concrete surfaces for applying coatings intended for light-duty service.

    Use of this practice alone is not intended where protective systems will be used for continuous or intermittent immersion, mechanical loading, or for protective systems needing optimum bond for satisfactory performance (see Practices D4259 and D4260).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice includes surface cleaning of concrete to remove grease, dirt, and loose material prior to the application of coatings. Procedures include broom cleaning, vacuum cleaning, air blast cleaning, water cleaning, detergent water cleaning, and steam cleaning.

    1.2 This practice is not intended to alter the surface profile of the concrete but to clean the surface.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound 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 limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 5.


    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

    D4259 Practice for Abrading Concrete

    D4260 Practice for Liquid and Gelled Acid Etching of Concrete

    D4262 Test Method for pH of Chemically Cleaned or Etched Concrete Surfaces

    D4263 Test Method for Indicating Moisture in Concrete by the Plastic Sheet Method

    D4285 Test Method for Indicating Oil or Water in Compressed Air

    Other Standard

    ACI-308 Guide to Curing Concrete Available from American Concrete Institute (ACI), P.O. Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094, http://www.concrete.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.080.40 (Concrete structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 73181020(Surface treatment Services)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4258-05R12

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