ASTM D5107 - 03(2013)

    Standard Practice for Preparatory Surface Cleaning of Architectural Sandstone

    Active Standard ASTM D5107 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.47

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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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.

    3.2 Use of procedures described in this practice may not be adequate where protective systems will be used for continuous or intermittent immersion or mechanical loading.

    1. Scope

    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.

    1.3 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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 73181020(Surface treatment Services)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5107

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5107-03(2013), Standard Practice for Preparatory Surface Cleaning of Architectural Sandstone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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