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This specification establishes the requirements for composition, physical properties, performance, and labeling of gouache paints. Covered here are pigments, vehicles, and additives, wherein the requirements for which are included for pigment identification, lightfastness, and consistency. Some pigments meeting the lightfastness requirements in this specification are listed herein. Also, in order to identify other pigments that meet these requirements, instructions are given for test specimen preparation and the respective test methods for determining relative lightfastness. The conditions not covered in this specification that affect gouache paints are substrate, environmental conditions, storage, vehicles, pigments, additives, inerts, preparation of samples, coarse particles, fineness of dispersions, consistency, freeze-thaw stability, opacity (hiding power), bleeding, and color specification.
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 gouache paints.
1.2 This specification covers pigments, vehicles, and additives. Requirements are included for pigment identification, lightfastness, and consistency.
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 the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
X2.1.1 This test method is used to test opacity of paints. Several drawdown bars having different aperture sizes are used.
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
D476 Classification for Dry Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide Products
D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels
D1210 Test Method for Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegman-Type Gage
D1535 Practice for Specifying Color by the Munsell System
D4236 Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards
D4303 Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists Materials
E284 Terminology of Appearance
Other DocumentsColour IndexThe Society of Dyers and Colourists,
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 97.195 (Items of art and handicraft)
UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)
ASTM D5724-06(2010), Standard Specification for Gouache Paints, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top