ASTM D661 - 93(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paints

    Active Standard ASTM D661 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    Cracking failure of paint films can occur in use. This test method provides a means of evaluating the degree of the failure by comparing the pictorial standards.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the degree of cracking of exterior paints by comparison with photographic standards.


    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

    D660 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0661-93R11

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