ASTM D823 - 95(2012)e1

    Standard Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

    Active Standard ASTM D823 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These practices should be used for those coatings that are designed for spray applications of objects in the factory or in the field. It is particularly important that it be used in the evaluation of metallic coatings for appearance properties, such as gloss and color.

    4.2 Coatings applied by this test method may exhibit a slight orange-peel or spray wave.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Five practices are given for preparing films of uniform thickness of coatings on test panels. These practices are:
    Practice A—Automatic Spray Machine Application
    Practice B—Motor-Driven Dip Coater Application
    Practice C—Motor-Driven Blade Film Application
    Practice D—Hand-Held Spray Gun Application
    Practice E—Hand-Held Blade Film Application

    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

    D609 Practice for Preparation of Cold-Rolled Steel Panels for Testing Paint, Varnish, Conversion Coatings, and Related Coating Products

    D1005 Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers

    D1186 Test Methods for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base

    D1212 Test Methods for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings

    D1400 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonconductive Coatings Applied to a Nonferrous Metal Base

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31210000(Paints and primers and finishes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0823-95R12E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D823-95(2012)e1, Standard Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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