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Recommendations in SSPC-Guide 12 on lighting of industrial coating projects, formerly derived from the now defunct ANSI/IES, Practice for Industrial Lighting, have been replaced with recommendations from what state’s specification on bridge construction?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


The so-called “Swedish Standards” preceded what notable SSPC publication?

Thursday, December 1, 2016


True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


True or false: The photographic guides developed by SSPC to aid in the assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used with a hand-held magnifying glass when examining blast-cleaned steel and comparing it with the VIS-1 photos?

Monday, November 28, 2016


True or false: Aggregate exposure on a concrete floor designated as “cream” by the Concrete Polishing Association (CPAA) is defined as “fine aggregate exposure with little or no medium aggregate exposure at random locations.”

Monday, November 21, 2016


What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

Thursday, November 17, 2016


What is the order of SSPC power-tool cleaning standards, from most to least rigorous?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


True or false: Hand-tool and power-tool surface preparation standards in the U.S. are jointly issued by SSPC and NACE.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


True or false: The conformance of blast-cleaned steel with surface preparation specifications, such as SSPC-SP 10, is assessed visually without the aid of instrumentation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


What organization is developing a decorative concrete flatwork certification program?

Friday, November 4, 2016


What organization offers a Concrete Coating Inspector program?

Thursday, November 3, 2016


What organization publishes a joint standard with SSPC on shop application of coatings?

Monday, October 24, 2016


How many “National/International” green certifications for coatings are listed in a recent Durability + Design Magazine article?

Friday, October 14, 2016


True or false: SSPC visual standards showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC's written surface preparation standards.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is correct?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


To meet the requirements of AAMA 2605, what generic coating type would you be most likely to specify?

Monday, September 19, 2016


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?

Friday, September 16, 2016


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

Friday, September 16, 2016


What organization is developing a standard tentatively titled “Laboratory Performance Requirements for Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units in Air Barrier Assemblies”?

Thursday, September 15, 2016


True or false: The water vapor transmission of a coating is not a linear function of a coating’s film thickness.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


What organization has a standard measuring the functional durability of spray-applied, fire-resistive coatings?

Friday, September 2, 2016


True or false: Photographic standards are sometimes used to assess the degree of cracking of exterior coatings.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the threshold values in ASTM standards for deeming concrete suitable to be coated are neither achievable nor realistic for below-grade structures.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


True or false: The American Coatings Association issues the Green Mark Certification for environmentally friendly paints.

Monday, August 29, 2016


What organization has validated a Wall Coating Applicator Training Program?

Friday, August 26, 2016


True or False: ASTM D3359, “Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test,” measures the tensile adhesion of a coating.

Friday, August 19, 2016


How is profile measured in ASTM D4417?

Thursday, August 18, 2016


What organization is developing the Guide for Detection of Moisture in Walls and Ceilings?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


True or false: The Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) was created by ISO.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


True or false: Germany has a painting contractor certification program modeled after the one overseen by SSPC in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


What organization jointly publishes a QP (Qualification Procedure) standard with SSPC?

Monday, August 8, 2016


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?

Thursday, August 4, 2016


True or false: All of the SSPC mechanical surface preparation standards require solvent cleaning to SSPC-SP 1 prior to performing any additional cleaning required by the project specification.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the most rigorous degree of cleaning steel by abrasive blasting.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


What organization has an “Extreme Green” standard for architectural paints?

Thursday, June 30, 2016


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?

Friday, June 24, 2016


True or false: MPI publishes performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.

Friday, June 17, 2016


How many inspector programs and certificates does SSPC offer?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


True or false: SSPC has a standard for brush-off blast cleaning of steel and a second one for concrete.

Friday, April 8, 2016


What is the topic of the five new standards SSPC just released?

Friday, April 1, 2016


Synthetic dirt is used in accelerated laboratory testing of what type of coating material?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


True or false: In the five joint SSPC/NACE Wet Abrasive Blast-Cleaning Standards completed in 2015, the definitions of cleanliness for the steel surface immediately following wet abrasive blast-cleaning are identical to the definitions in the five dry abrasive blast-cleaning standards.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


True or false: SSPC has surface preparation standards for concrete that are equivalent to its abrasive blasting surface preparation standards for steel–SSPC-SP 5, SP 6, SP 7, and SP 10.

Monday, March 28, 2016


What organization is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments?

Monday, March 28, 2016


What organization offers a certification for persons who test the moisture content of concrete slabs?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


The Graffiti Resource Council is an affiliate of what larger organization?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


True or false: SSPC recently issued a performance-based acrylic coating standard for commercial masonry and concrete structures.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


True or false: The AAMA has a performance specification for liquid-applied flashing materials.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


True or false: SSPC’s Subcommittee on roof coatings is developing a guideline to assist specifiers in selecting suitable protective coatings for SPF roofing.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Five joint SSPC/NACE cleaning standards were created in 2015 on what subject?

Friday, March 4, 2016


What organization developed the blast cleaning standards in Japan?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


True or False: Finishing of gypsum wallboard is covered by ASTM and AAMA standards.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


True or false: AAMA 2605 is a specification and test method used to evaluate coil coatings on aluminum for impact resistance, chemical and corrosion resistance, adhesion and weatherability.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


True or false: ASTM publishes performance standards for coatings applied over aluminum extrusions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor to paint a building, it would specify certification according to SSPC-OP 8.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


What two organizations worked cooperatively in the last few years to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


True or false: SSPC has published a performance-based standard for elastomeric paints on masonry and concrete.

Friday, December 18, 2015


True or false: SSPC visual standards showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC’s written surface preparation standards.

Thursday, December 17, 2015


What organization issued a standard in 2012 for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


What SSPC certification program deals with a broad range of topics with which the experienced coatings consultant, inspector, manager, specifier and project manager should be familiar?

Monday, November 9, 2015


What organization has published a 5th edition of a manual on test sieving methods?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


True or false: Respirator types suitable for use in Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmospheres do not include a combination full-facepiece pressure-demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with auxiliary self-contained air supply.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


What organization published a voluntary standard in 2015 on reactive coatings for fire protection of metallic substrates?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


SSPC and what other organization offer a certification for shop application of coatings to structural steel?

Friday, September 25, 2015


SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1 is most closely aligned with what ISO surface preparation standard?

Thursday, September 24, 2015


True or false: Five methods are available for determining the presence of moisture in concrete floor slabs, and all are addressed by ASTM standards.

Monday, September 14, 2015


True or false: The SWR Institute issues performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


What organization tests and certifies coatings in contact with potable water?

Thursday, August 13, 2015


True or false: The various dry film thickness testing standards used around the world are significantly different from one another.

Friday, July 31, 2015


What organization publishes an architectural painting specification manual?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


What organization publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made?

Thursday, July 9, 2015


True or false: NORSOK offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.

Friday, June 12, 2015


What do Knoop and Pfund have in common?

Thursday, June 11, 2015


True or false: SSPC recently issued a standard on measuring slip resistance of flooring materials.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


True or false: SSPC’s recently issued technology update on fluoropolymer finish coats deals with architectural as well as industrial applications.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


The Commission Internationale d’Eclairage deals with what kinds of issues related to coatings?

Monday, June 8, 2015


True or false: There is currently no complete industry-wide performance standard for bridge deck waterproofing work in North America.

Friday, June 5, 2015


True or false: AAMA 2605 requires 7 years of successful performance by organic coatings on aluminum substrates exposed outdoors at a South Florida test site.

Friday, May 29, 2015


What ASTM committee focuses on coating work for the power industry?

Friday, May 22, 2015


True or false: SSPC has a standard describing test methods for measuring surface profile.

Friday, May 15, 2015


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, ISO’s Sa 2 “thorough” blast cleaning standard is equivalent to SSPC-SP 14, NACE No. 8 Industrial Blast Cleaning.

Monday, May 11, 2015


True or false: While there are some quantitative requirements for levels of cleanliness in SSPC/NACE abrasive blasting standards (less than 5% stains allowed in Near-White blast cleaning), qualitative rather than quantitative assessments must be made to determine compliance with these requirements.

Friday, April 17, 2015


True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to SSPC’s PCCP in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.

Friday, April 3, 2015


What is the name of the Norwegian standards on coating and surface preparation?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


What organization created a standard definition of “coating work”?

Monday, March 30, 2015


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


True or false: With the ISO blast cleaning standards, the visual standards are an integral part of the written standard; that is, the reference to the applicable pictures is part of the written description.

Monday, March 23, 2015


The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?

Monday, March 16, 2015


In addition to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, what other organization has a specification for coatings on architectural aluminum?

Monday, March 16, 2015


What AAMA specification for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels requires 10 years of successful exposure at a South Florida test site?

Monday, March 9, 2015


What organization offers education and certification of EIFS mechanics, inspectors, and industry professionals?

Thursday, March 5, 2015


True or false: Australia has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP).

Monday, February 23, 2015


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum panels and extrusions?

Friday, February 20, 2015


What agency created the PM-10 standard?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?

Thursday, February 5, 2015


What organization certifies the qualifications of painting contractors that apply architectural paints and coatings?

Monday, February 2, 2015


True or false: Minergie certification of building quality was developed in Canada.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Which of the following is not currently the subject of standards development by the SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


True or false: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, provides ventilation guidelines for containment structures used on bridges during painting operations.

Friday, December 5, 2014


True or false: The ASTM standard for moisture mitigation systems on concrete slabs for use under resilient flooring requires that the coating system have a permeance of 6 perms or less.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


What organization published a revised standard in 2012 on measuring dry film coating thickness that focuses on frequency of measurements and acceptablility of acquired results?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP)?

Friday, October 24, 2014


True or false: The Norsok M 501 standard on protective coatings was created by the Norwegian petroleum industry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


What organization has a surface preparation standard for brush-off blast cleaning of non-ferrous metals?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


True or false: SSPC is developing performance standards for architectural coating materials.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


True or false: In the document "GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish," GA stands for “Gypsum Appearance.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in the Green Guide for Health Care?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


True or false: SSPC’s CAS (Coating Application Specialist) training and certification is based upon a joint SSPC/IUPAT standard.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


True or false: CEN produces European standards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


True or false: The American Iron and Steel Institute publishes the “Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems.”

Monday, May 19, 2014


True or False: New coating standards published by SSPC in 2013 are composition-based, not performance-based.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Which of the following organizations does not certify the performance of coating materials?

Friday, April 25, 2014


What organization provides education and certification of concrete slab moisture testing technicians?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Where will you find the body of knowledge an applicator must master to become a certified industrial applicator?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


SSPC and NACE have how many joint standards on waterjet cleaning of metals?

Monday, March 24, 2014


What organization is creating a training and certification program for commercial painters?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


What organization certifies coatings as acceptable for contact with potable water?

Monday, February 17, 2014


True or False: SSPC and NACE jointly publish a standard on applicator training and certification for commercial painters.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


What organization is developing a qualification and certification program for architectural coating applicators?

Monday, January 27, 2014


What is the subject of an SSPC/NACE standard that describes a “body of knowledge?”

Monday, January 27, 2014


True or false: SSPC has initiated development of performance standards for architectural coating materials.

Friday, December 20, 2013


True or False: There is an ISO performance standard for coating systems used on offshore structures.

Friday, December 13, 2013


True or False: Like their counterparts for steel, there are four SSPC surface preparation standards describing the end condition of concrete after cleaning.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


True or False: In judging the conformance of abrasive blast cleaning of steel with SSPC standards, such as SSPC-SP 10, the photos in SSPC-VIS 1 depicting levels of cleanliness take precedence over the written descriptions of required levels of cleanliness.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


SSPC-VIS 1, now called Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning, was originally produced by what other standards organization?

Thursday, November 21, 2013


How many specifications does the American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association provide for finishing aluminum extrusions and panels with organic coatings?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


True or False: AAMA Subcommittee D01.42 deals with standards for architectural coatings.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


SSPC/NACE standards for waterjet cleaning describe how many levels of cleanliness?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


True or False: Wire bristle tools were recently classified as impact power tools in SSPC power tool cleaning standards.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


True or False: Finishing of gypsum wallboard is covered by ASTM and AAMA standards.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?

Friday, September 20, 2013


True or False: SSPC has a standard on using plural-component spray equipment.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Which of the following ISO 8501-1 standards is equivalent to SSPC-SP 6, Commercial blast?

Friday, September 13, 2013


Which of the following cleaning standards is SSPC in the process of revising?

Monday, September 9, 2013


What description fits Initial Condition D of steel before blasting?

Friday, August 30, 2013


What organization recently issued a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


What are GreenSure and Green Promise paints?

Monday, August 12, 2013


True or False? The ISO has developed and is implementing a performance standard for coatings on cargo oil tankers.

Friday, August 2, 2013


What organization is the U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


If a university dormitory were being painted and an SSPC-certified contractor was required, what QP standard would be invoked?

Monday, June 3, 2013


What organization, in addition to SSPC, offers a certification for shop painting or bridge and highway steel?

Thursday, April 25, 2013


How many levels of drywall finish are described in GA 214-10?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


The standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?

Thursday, April 18, 2013


True or false: SSPC visual standards showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC’s written surface preparation standards.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


True or false: All the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


What organization offers training and certification in architectural coatings at the levels of technologist, specialist, and inspector?

Monday, April 15, 2013


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Which of the following SSPC abrasive blast cleaning standards requires the most rigorous degree of cleaning of steel?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?

Monday, March 25, 2013


What is the alpha-numeric designation of the recently published SSPC standard describing recommended best practice in applying plural component polyureas and polyurethanes?

Friday, March 22, 2013


If a facility owner wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for painting a school building, he/she would specify certification according to what standard?

Monday, March 11, 2013


Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is correct?

Friday, February 15, 2013


What organization does not produce standards for the surface preparation of concrete?

Thursday, February 7, 2013


True or false: An SSPC standard was recently published to provide a standard set of acceptance criteria to determine compliance with surface profile requirements in project specifications.

Monday, February 4, 2013


What is the subject of the JSRA SPSS standard?

Friday, January 18, 2013


What is the alphanumeric designation of the SSPC Paint Application Standard for measuring the thickness of dry coatings on concrete?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


What is the subject of the most recently issued SSPC standard?

Thursday, January 10, 2013


The Deutsches Institut für Normung produces what group of standards?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


True or false: The ASTM standard test method for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on concrete is the same one used for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on steel.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


True or false: There is an SSPC power tool cleaning surface preparation standard describing a degree of cleanliness that falls between Power Tool Cleaning, SSPC-SP 3, and Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, SSPC-SP 11.

Monday, December 24, 2012


In what country are NORSOK Standards created?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


What ASTM committee deals with performance of buildings as its main subject?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


True or false: SSPC published a surface preparation standard, now discontinued, describing flame cleaning of steel.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Which organization has an “Extreme Green” standard, billed as “the toughest environmental paint standard in the world?”

Friday, November 9, 2012


SSPC’s Coating Application Specialist Standard, ACS-1, is issued jointly with what other organization?

Monday, November 5, 2012


What country has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.?

Thursday, October 25, 2012


What is the main subject of ISO 12944?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Where do you find the “body of knowledge” applicators must have in order to become certified industrial applicators?

Monday, October 15, 2012


The IMO’s Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for corrosion protection of cargo tanks in crude oil carriers requires that coatings applied to new tanks must have a useful life of how many years in good condition?

Monday, October 1, 2012


What organization publishes the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?

Thursday, September 27, 2012


True or False: SSPC’s recent revisions to SSPC-SP 11 and SSPC-SP 15 changed the standards’ requirements for surface cleanliness and minimum surface profile.

Friday, September 14, 2012


True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


What two organizations recently worked cooperatively to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings?

Thursday, August 30, 2012


“Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Coating” is a newly revised standard by:

Monday, August 6, 2012


What organization recently issued a standard for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Which one of SSPC’s qualification procedure (QP) standards was recently revised in content and format?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


True or False: The Australasian Corrosion Association is licensed to teach SSPC’s C7 Abrasive Blasting course.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from most to least rigorous?

Thursday, June 14, 2012


True or false: There are standard tests to determine performance of air barrier materials.

Friday, May 11, 2012


What is the scope of ASTM Committee D33?

Friday, May 11, 2012


SSPC is developing a revised version of its standard on measuring dry film thickness. What is the alphanumeric name of this standard?

Monday, January 23, 2012


True or false: SSPC has participated in development of an Aerospace Coating Applicator certification and training program.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


True or false: All the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.

Monday, October 31, 2011


What country, in addition to the United States, has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) for protective and marine coating contractors?

Monday, October 10, 2011


True or false: SSPC has surface preparation standards for concrete that are equivalent to their abrasive blasting surface preparation standards for steel–SSPC-SP 5, SP 6, SP 7, and SP 10.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


What standard classifies the durability of anti-corrosion paint systems as low, medium, and high?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


True or false: Both SSPC and NACE have standards that describe how to measure dry film thickness of coatings on concrete.

Friday, September 30, 2011


True or false: SSPC has never revoked the certification of a contractor in its Painting Contractor Certification Program.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


True or false: ISO Sa2.5, describing very thorough abrasive blast cleaning, gives a more comprehensive written description of the end condition of the steel after blasting than SSPC SP 10/NACE No. 2, Near white metal, which requires a similar end condition.

Monday, September 26, 2011


With SSPC abrasive blasting standards, if a Near White Blast Cleaning (SSPC-SP 10) is required, the following additional standard is invoked:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The ISO surface preparation standard Sa 3 most closely resembles what SSPC/NACE surface preparation standard?

Thursday, September 15, 2011


ASTM International’s Committee D-1 is developing its first-ever standard for what?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


SSPC recently announced the launch of a new "interest group" that will focus on development of standards and guides for which of the following?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Which of the following organizations is planning to develop a set of national standards for repairing, restoring and weatherization of older and historic windows?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


True or false: SSPC has a standard for measuring dry film thickness of paint over concrete substrates.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


In the protective coatings industry, the phrase “Swedish Standards” most often refers to what?

Monday, August 15, 2011


Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is correct?

Monday, August 1, 2011


Which of the AAMA performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels is the most stringent?

Friday, July 1, 2011


SSPC's photographic guides for visual assessment of surface cleanliness after blast cleaning are designed to be used in what way?

Friday, July 1, 2011


SSPC has how many surface preparation standards for various degrees of power tool cleaning?

Friday, June 3, 2011


What is the subject of SSPC Visual Standard photos in SSPC-VIS 6?

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in The Green Guide for Health Care?

Monday, April 25, 2011


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?

Monday, April 25, 2011


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


If a hospital system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a job, it would specify certification according to what standard?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


True or false: ASTM publishes descriptions of solvent rub tests for both inorganic and organic coatings, which are sometimes used to assess degree of cure.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


True or false: Green Seal publishes standards on low-emitting paints.

Monday, February 28, 2011


True or false: The SSPC surface preparation standards were numbered according to the chronological order in which they were adopted, not according to their degree of thoroughness.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


True or False: In judging whether surface preparation of steel meets specified requirements, SSPC visual standards take precedence over the written standards.

Monday, January 10, 2011


What organization developed Performance Standards for Protective Coatings in ballast tanks on ships?

Monday, October 4, 2010


The SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) was substantially influenced in its development by the already established certification program of what association?

Friday, August 27, 2010


According to ASTM D 6083, how thick should an acrylic reflective roof coating be?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


   
 

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