Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D5324-98

Standard Guide for Testing Water-Borne Architectural Coatings


1.1 This guide covers the selection and use of procedures for testing water-borne coatings to be used on exterior, interior or both types of surfaces (Note 1). The properties that can be examined or, in some cases, the relevant test procedures are listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Note 1-The term "architectural coating" as used here combines the definition in Terminology D16 with that in the FSCT Paint/Coatings Dictionary , as follows: "Organic coatings intended for on-site application to interior or exterior surfaces of residential, commercial, institutional, or industrial buildings, in contrast to industrial coatings. They are protective and decorative finishes applied at ambient temperatures. Often called Trade Sales Coatings" (see 2.3). Note 2-Architectural coatings that are designed to give better performance than most conventional coatings because they are tougher and more stain and abrasion resistant are covered by Guide D3730.

1.2 The types of organic coatings covered by this guide are as follows: Type 1 Interior Latex Flat Wall Paints, partly covered by Guide D2931 Type 2 Exterior Latex House Paints, partly covered by Guide D3129 Type 3 Water-Borne Floor Paints, partly covered by Guide D3358 Type 4 Interior Latex Semigloss and Gloss Paints, partly covered by Guide D4540

1.2.1 Each is intended for application by brushing, rolling, spraying or other means to the material appropriate for its type, which may include plaster, masonry, wallboard, wood, steel, previously painted surfaces, and other architectural substrates.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.1520/D5324-98
ICS Code: 87.020