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The D+D Guide to Wood coatings

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True or false: A recent D+D In Depth article asserts that alkyd paints for exterior wood substrates are more flexible than acrylic paints.

Monday, December 19, 2016


True or false: Wood restoration products based upon epoxy resins do not degrade upon exposure to UV light.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy but not very slippery.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Who said, “There are three keys to preserving wood: (1) keep wood dry, (2) keep wood from getting wet and (3) keep water away from wood”?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


What performance property of epoxy resins makes them useful as wood repair products?

Thursday, September 1, 2016


True or false: Products for exterior wood are sometimes formulated with high pigment concentrations to provide hiding power and to help seal the exposed wood microstructure.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


True or false: Today, most of the exterior wood repair products are based on epoxy-resin technology.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


True or false: Research has shown that it is useful to expose new wood substrates to the atmosphere for a few weeks before coating.

Friday, October 2, 2015


True or false: Wood floors can be renovated with a UV-cure coating that allows return to service within 24 hours.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


What organization has a research unit dedicated to the durability of wood and its protection?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


True or false: Today, most repair materials for deteriorated wood are based on polyurethane resin-based materials, according to a recent Durability + Design article.

Friday, December 5, 2014


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered to be the upper limit for successful painting?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


True or false: According to Allen Zielnik in a recent D+D article, most of the exterior wood repair products are based on acrylic-resin technology.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


What organization conducted exposure studies showing that coatings performance diminished on wood substrates that were pre-weathered before painting?

Monday, April 14, 2014


How long can new wood be weathered in the atmosphere before special surface preparation measures are required in advance of painting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Products Lab?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


True or false: Many coating manufacturers recommend that wood should have a moisture content of 15% or less before painting it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy and very slippery.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Is it possible for a wood floor coating to be very glossy but not slippery?

Monday, October 29, 2012


True or false: Uncoated western red cedar siding should be weathered for several weeks before application of a primer to improve adhesion.

Monday, July 16, 2012


True or false: Wood exposed in sunlight for more than three to four weeks should be lightly sanded or power washed to remove the thin, degraded surface layer before applying paint.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?

Thursday, April 7, 2011


True or false: It is useful to expose exterior wood to the weather for a few weeks before painting it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?

Monday, January 31, 2011


True or false: A moisture content of 30%, as measured by a moisture meter, is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting of wood.

Friday, September 24, 2010


True or false: For a wood substrate, a moisture content of 15% as measured by a moisture meter is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


True or false: Weathering of wood before coating extends the lifetime of the coating.

Friday, August 13, 2010


   
 

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