ASTM D4828 - 94(2012)e1

    Standard Test Methods for Practical Washability of Organic Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM D4828 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    ASTM D4828

    Significance and Use

    4.1 Interior architectural paints are subjected in use to soiling by dirt or other stains. This test method provides a way to assess relative ease of soil or stain removal from a paint film using materials common to households. This test method includes a way to evaluate the film for washability properties and changes in appearance. Thus, a formulator may evaluate the effects of composition on the washability properties of a paint. Users may also compare the ease of soil removal from different paints that are tested, preferably at the same time.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the relative ease of removal of common soil and stains from interior coatings by manual or mechanical washing with a sponge and a liquid or powder cleanser.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3450 Test Method for Washability Properties of Interior Architectural Coatings

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4828-94R12E01

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