ASTM D868 - 10

    Standard Practice for Determination of Degree of Bleeding of Traffic Paint

    Active Standard ASTM D868 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    Solvents in a traffic paint may cause bleeding of pavement constituents into the traffic marking, thereby rendering the traffic marking less effective as a lane or directional indicator. This practice describes how to prepare a panel of the coating to be tested and a reference panel coated with a specific solventborne traffic paint to be used as a control for evaluation.

    This practice can be particularly useful for evaluation of solventborne traffic paints, but it may also be used for other types of traffic markings including waterborne traffic paints.

    Two basic procedures are described for measuring the amount of bleeding. The procedure used shall be agreed upon by the purchaser and seller.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes test procedures for determining the degree of bleeding of traffic or pavement marking paints. A specific formulation for a solventborne traffic paint formulation is included as a potential bleeding reference control

    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

    D226 Specification for Asphalt-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D227 Specification for Coal-Tar-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D476 Classification for Dry Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide Products

    D1199 Specification for Calcium Carbonate Pigments

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    E1347 Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31210000(Paints and primers and finishes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0868-10

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