ASTM D4261 - 05(2012)

    Standard Practice for Surface Cleaning Concrete Masonry Units for Coating

    Active Standard ASTM D4261 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    ASTM D4261

    Significance and Use

    Surface cleaning is to be used to prepare concrete unit masonry surfaces for applying coatings intended for light duty service, splash and spillage of water and chemical solutions, radiation exposure, decontamination, and repeated washdowns with alkaline cleaners.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers surface cleaning of concrete masonry units to remove dust, dirt, mortar spatter, oil, and grease prior to the application of coatings. Procedures include vacuum cleaning, air-blast cleaning, water cleaning, detergent water wash, steam cleaning, and mechanical cleaning.

    1.2 This practice may alter the surface profile of the concrete but is primarily intended to clean the surface.

    1.3 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

    D4258 Practice for Surface Cleaning Concrete for Coating

    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

    Other Standard

    ACI531.1-76 Specification for Concrete Masonry Construction 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 27112200(Masonry and concrete tools)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4261-05R12

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