ASTM D7355 - 10

    Standard Guide for Artists' Paint Waste Disposal in Smaller Commercial or Educational Settings

    Active Standard ASTM D7355 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.57

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    Persons using artists' paints produce waste that could be harmful to the environment if released without precaution. Currently, may of these wastes are being released into the environment through ground or sanitary sewer disposal thus negatively impacting the environment. This is a particular problem with paints mixed with water, as they might be regulated because of the metals contained in the pigments used in artist's paint products, though many users are not aware of this environmental concern

    This guide establishes recommendations for the environmentally responsible clean up and disposal of waste produce by users of artists' paint products and solvents. It does not supersede laws or regulations, but recommends prudent practices.

    This guide's use should be limited to small commercial or educational settings and be considered as one way to meet regulatory requirements. In larger educational and commercial settings, an internal environmental compliance office or a local regulatory office should be consulted to determine if this guide will work within their requirements.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes recommendations for the safe and environmentally friendly clean up and disposal of artists' paints and by-products of their use in a smaller commercial or educational setting.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 requirements 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

    D4302 Specification for Artists Oil, Resin-Oil, and Alkyd Paints

    D5067 Specification for Artists Watercolor Paints

    D5098 Specification for Artists Acrylic Dispersion Paints


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.99 (Other standards related to wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D7355-10

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