ASTM D4707 - 09(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Measuring Paint Spatter Resistance During Roller Application

    Active Standard ASTM D4707 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Paint spatter generated by roller application is dependent on the properties of both the paint being applied and the paint roller cover used for the application. To eliminate the influence of the paint roller cover as a variable, and thus restrict the spatter-inducing variable to the paint under test only, the paint roller cover is replaced by a standard notched spool roller to generate spatter by a mechanism that simulates that of a paint-applying roller cover.

    4.2 Although most of the development work to establish this test method was undertaken using latex paints, sufficient work was also done to show its applicability to solvent-reducible paints.

    4.3 Tests during the development of this test method showed that the spattering properties of paints, like other physical properties, may in time change. Therefore, the results of this test are valid only for the time when the test is run.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tendency of a paint to spatter when applied with a paint roller to a substrate.

    1.2 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

    D3924 Specification for Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

    D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings

    Other Document

    PictorialStandardsof Copies of the pictorial photographic reference standards are contained in Pictorial Standards of Coatings Defects and may be obtained from the Federation of Societies For Coatings Technology, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111000(Resins)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4707

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4707-09(2013), Standard Test Method for Measuring Paint Spatter Resistance During Roller Application, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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