ASTM D6900 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Wet Adhesion of Latex Paints to a Gloss Alkyd Enamel Substrate

    Active Standard ASTM D6900 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    After application to either interior or exterior surfaces, latex paints may be subjected to conditions of high humidity, condensation, or precipitation. This may sometimes lead to a loss of adhesion to the substrate over which they have been applied. This method is a quantitative measure of the adhesion of latex paints to glossy substrates under such conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This method covers a procedure for measuring by scrubbing the adhesion of latex paints to glossy alkyd enamel substrates after exposure to wet conditions.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 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

    D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D2486 Test Methods for Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints

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

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41113046(Adhesion tester); 31211506(Latex paints)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6900-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6900-10, Standard Test Method for Wet Adhesion of Latex Paints to a Gloss Alkyd Enamel Substrate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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