ASTM D5913 - 96(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Cleanability of Paint Brushes

    Active Standard ASTM D5913 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The final appearance of a paint brush after it has been used and cleaned is related to the ability of the brush to perform consistently upon repeated use. This test method offers a subjective visual criteria that provides a rank order of cleanability of the filaments of a brush after use.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for the evaluation or comparison of the cleanability of paint brushes, or both, when used with latex paints.

    1.2 This test method is applicable to paint brushes up to 100 mm (4 in.) in width and of similar head dimensions as described in Practice D5301.

    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.


    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

    D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products

    D3924 Specification for Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

    D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings

    D5068 Practice for Preparation of Paint Brushes for Evaluation

    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)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5913

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