ASTM D7073 - 05(2012)

    Standard Guide for Application and Evaluation of Brush and Roller Applied Paint Films

    Active Standard ASTM D7073 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Laboratory measurement of application properties of architectural coatings generally employ a blade-type applicators that lay down films of highly uniform thickness. Applicators, such as brushes and rollers, typically apply films that lack uniformity due to variations in rheology, film build, flow and leveling properties resulting in the practical hiding of most paints being less than that measured on films applied with a blade-type applicator. This guide provides an indication of the actual application properties of the paint, as applied by a contractor or consumer.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes procedures for the application of brush or roller, or both, applied paint films to sealed wallboard for evaluating application properties.

    1.2 Because both the application and panel evaluation are subjective, this guide should be used only for comparative testing within one laboratory using one operator for each set of applications, as the ratings assigned by different laboratories may not agree.

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

    1.4 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

    D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products

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

    D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings

    D4707 Test Method for Measuring Paint Spatter Resistance During Roller Application

    D5068 Practice for Preparation of Paint Brushes for Evaluation

    D5069 Practice for Preparation of Paint-Roller Covers for Evaluation of Architectural Coatings

    D5301 Practice for Physical Characterization of Paint Brushes

    D5913 Test Method for Evaluation of Cleanability of Paint Brushes

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

    Other Document

    Pictorial Standards of Paint Roller Spatter, shown in the Pictorials Standards of Coating Defects Available from Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT), 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350,

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.020 (Paint coating processes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D7073-05R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7073-05(2012), Standard Guide for Application and Evaluation of Brush and Roller Applied Paint Films, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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