ASTM D5068 - 04(2013)

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Paint Brushes for Evaluation

    Active Standard ASTM D5068 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Until the paint brush is fully conditioned and wetted with paint, only part of the paint loaded onto the brush can be transferred to the surface being painted. By properly preparing the brush before use, the amount of paint delivered to the surface can be made more uniform and reflect real use.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the preparation of paint brushes for evaluation.

    1.2 This practice is applicable to paint brushes 50 to 100 mm (2 to 4 in.) in width.

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

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address 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

    D5301 Practice for Physical Characterization of Paint Brushes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.100 (Paint coating equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211904(Paint brushes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5068

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5068-04(2013), Standard Practice for Preparation of Paint Brushes for Evaluation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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