ASTM D4302-05

    Standard Specification for Artists' Oil, Resin-Oil, and Alkyd Paints


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for composition, physical properties, performance, and labeling of artists' oil, resin-oil, and alkyd paints.

    1.2 This specification covers pigments, vehicles, and additives. Requirements are included for pigment identification, lightfastness, consistency, and drying time.

    1.3 lists some pigments meeting the lightfastness requirements in this specification. In order to identify other pigments that meet these requirements, instructions are given for test specimen preparation. Test methods for determining relative lightfastness are referenced.

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

    1.5 This pertains only to the test method found in Section 8.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

    D79 Specification for Zinc Oxide Pigments

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

    D387 Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller

    D476 Classification for Dry Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide Products

    D602 Specification for Barium Sulfate Pigments

    D1133 Test Method for Kauri-Butanol Value of Hydrocarbon Solvents

    D1210 Test Method for Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegman-Type Gage

    D1640 Test Methods for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature

    D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials

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

    D2245 Test Method for Identification of Oils and Oil Acids in Solvent-Reducible Paints

    D2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings

    D2689 Practices for Testing Alkyd Resins

    D4236 Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards

    D4303 Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists Materials

    D4838 Test Method for Determining the Relative Tinting Strength of Chromatic Paints

    D4941 Practice for Preparing Drawdowns of Artists Paste Paints

    E284 Terminology of Appearance


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 97.195 (Items of art and handicraft)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4302-05

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4302-05, Standard Specification for Artists' Oil, Resin-Oil, and Alkyd Paints, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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