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ASTM D3023-98(2017)

Standard Practice for Determination of Resistance of Factory-Applied Coatings on Wood Products to Stains and Reagents

Significance and Use

3.1 When used in conjunction with Guide D333, this practice will provide a comprehensive evaluation of resistance to stains caused by chemical reagents and household chemicals.

3.2 This practice applies only to coatings applied in sufficient quantity to form a continuous film. It is recommended that the dry film thickness of the coating under test be reported.

3.3 Results from stain tests conducted in accordance with this practice distinguish differences between coatings.


1.1 This practice covers evaluation of clear factory-applied coating systems on wood substrates.

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

1.3 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.

1.4 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: 06.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.52
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3023-98R17
ICS Code: 87.040