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This specification establishes requirements for composition, physical properties, performance, and labeling of artists' acrylic emulsion paints. Pigments, vehicles, and additives are covered and requirements are included for pigment identification, lightfastness, bleeding, consistency, and drying time. The following materials and equipment shall be used in lighfastness determination: aluminum exposure panels, posterboard, titanium dioxide acrylic dispersion paint, paint brush and soft hair brush. Exposure test shall be conducted and mean color difference shall be calculated.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
This specification establishes quality requirements and provides a basis for common understanding among producers, distributors, and users.
It is not intended that all paints meeting the requirements be identical nor of uniform excellence in all respects. Variations in manufacture, not covered by this specification, may cause some artists to prefer one brand over another, either of which may be acceptable under this specification.
1.1 This specification establishes requirements for composition, physical properties, performance, and labeling of artists' acrylic emulsion paints.
1.2 This specification covers pigments, vehicles, and additives. Requirements are included for pigment identification, lightfastness, bleeding, consistency, and drying time.
1.3 Table 1 lists some pigments meeting the lightfastness requirements in this specification. In order to identify other pigments that meet these requirements, instructions are given for test specimen preparation. Test methods for determining relative lightfastness are referenced.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This pertains only to the test method section found in Sections 6 and 7, and Appendix X2. 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.
D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments
D279 Test Methods for Bleeding of Pigments
D387 Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller
D476 Classification for Dry Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide Products
D602 Specification for Barium Sulfate Pigments
D1210 Test Method for Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegman-Type Gage
D1640 Test Methods for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature
D3168 Practice for Qualitative Identification of Polymers in Emulsion Paints
D4236 Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards
D4303 Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists Materials
D4838 Test Method for Determining the Relative Tinting Strength of Chromatic Paints
D4941 Practice for Preparing Drawdowns of Artists Paste Paints
E284 Terminology of Appearance
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)
UNSPSC Code 31211508(Acrylic paints)
ASTM D5098-05a(2010), Standard Specification for Artists' Acrylic Dispersion Paints, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top