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ASTM C1520-20

Standard Guide for Paintability of Latex Sealants

Standard Guide for Paintability of Latex Sealants C1520-20 ASTM|C1520-20|en-US Standard Guide for Paintability of Latex Sealants Standard new BOS Vol. 04.07 Committee C24
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Significance and Use

5.1 The intent of this guide is to provide the reader with information concerning possible reasons for paint failures where the paint is used over a latex sealant.


1.1 This guide describes the practical considerations that may be used to determine the compatibility of a paint or coating to be applied over a latex sealant or caulk. It evaluates the appearance and not the performance characteristics of the coated or painted joint.

1.2 The committee with jurisdiction over this standard is not aware of any comparable standards published by other organizations.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.07
Developed by Subcommittee: C24.10
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/C1520-20
ICS Code: 87.040