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    ASTM D7089 - 06(2021)

    Standard Practice for Determination of the Effectiveness of Anti-Graffiti Coating for Use on Concrete, Masonry and Natural Stone Surfaces by Pressure Washing

    Active Standard ASTM D7089 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.47

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Graffiti on buildings and structures is a significant problem in various regions across the country. A variety of coatings have been developed to be either resistant to the application of paints/marker or to aid in their removal. This standard practice describes a procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of anti-graffiti coatings applied to various concrete, masonry and natural stone substrates. It does not address graffiti removal on metal or any other non-mineral substrate.

    5.2 This practice only addresses graffiti removal on substrates in a laboratory environment, that have not been exposed to either natural or artificial weathering. Specification D6578 describes a method for graffiti removal after both natural and artificial weathering.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a basic method for evaluating the performance of anti-graffiti products on mineral building substrates by a series of increasingly abrasive cleaning methods. The anti-graffiti materials are applied to a series of concrete, masonry and natural stone specimens for evaluation. Graffiti resistance is based on how a defined set of markings are removed by a designated set of cleaning techniques.

    1.2 This practice also defines a procedure to evaluate graffiti removal after re-marking with subsequent re-cleaning. It does not address the re-treatment of substrates after a material is no longer graffiti resistant.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

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

    D6578 Practice for Determination of Graffiti Resistance

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.01 (Elements of buildings in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 27112200(Masonry and concrete tools)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D7089-06R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7089-06(2021), Standard Practice for Determination of the Effectiveness of Anti-Graffiti Coating for Use on Concrete, Masonry and Natural Stone Surfaces by Pressure Washing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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