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Significance and Use
3.1 Surface cleaning is necessary to prepare architectural sandstone surfaces for application of coatings intended for water repellent protection. Surface cleaning of the sandstone substrate helps to ensure proper adhesion of the coating.
1.1 This practice covers non-abrasive surface cleaning of architectural sandstone to remove grease, dirt, loose material, and surface deposits such as soot, fly ash, hydrocarbon residues, and algae and other biological growth in preparation for the application of water repellent coatings. Procedures include broom cleaning, vacuum cleaning, air blast cleaning, water cleaning (and detergent water cleaning), and chemical cleaning.
1.2 Limitations—This practice is intended to clean architectural sandstone without damaging it or altering the surface profile. These procedures are not intended for interior stonework. Where work on surfaces of artistic, architectural, cultural, or historic significance is being considered, guidance from specialists should be sought.
1.4 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 4.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
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
D4285 Test Method for Indicating Oil or Water in Compressed Air
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 73181020(Surface treatment Services)
ASTM D5107-03(2013), Standard Practice for Preparatory Surface Cleaning of Architectural Sandstone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top