Standard Active Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017
ASTM D1793-17

Standard Test Method for Water Spotting of Emulsion Floor Polishes

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method measures the ability of a floor polish to resist spotting by water. This test method may be used to measure the extent of damage by a large amount of water or in a separate method to measure the amount of damage by a small amount of water that has evaporated to dryness. Reference polishes should be used for comparison.

Note 1: The test method may induce slight whitening, color change, noticeable change in appearance, including removal of the film, which is caused by contact with water.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of water spotting resistance of water emulsion floor polishes. The test method approximates the actual conditions of water spotting encountered in service.

1.2 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.

1.3 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: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D1793-17
ICS Code: 71.100.99; 97.080