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True or false: Oil contamination of the atomizing air in an air spray system can cause fish eyes in the coating film.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for what kind of service?

Monday, November 17, 2014


In coatings work, what is a limpet cell?

Thursday, November 6, 2014


The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called what?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


A chopper gun would most likely be used for what application?

Friday, October 31, 2014


What is an alternative to hot potting?

Thursday, October 30, 2014


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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


True or false: A dilatant paint is said to be thixotropic.

Monday, October 20, 2014


SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with what other organization(s)?

Friday, October 17, 2014


True or false: Osmotic blisters are likely to be filled with liquids that contain solvents or salts.

Monday, October 13, 2014


In what country was the first large-scale application of zinc-rich coatings?

Friday, October 10, 2014


Which of the following organizations maintains coating standards for architectural aluminum extrusions and panels?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


True or false: Siloxane sealers are normally applied to concrete substrates in film thicknesses of two to three mils.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


True or false: Coatings that form a film by coalescence are two-component materials.

Monday, September 29, 2014


True or false: SSPC’s technology update on overcoating says that failure by delamination is a minor risk.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


True or false: Some moisture meters for concrete are based on AC impedance.

Friday, September 12, 2014


True or false: An inorganic zinc-rich primer can be topcoated as soon as it is dry.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


What kind of corrosion is caused by the formation and collapse of bubbles?

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Certain machine guns, like the old Thompson sub-machine gun, are called chopper guns. What is a chopper gun in coatings work?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich primers should be topcoated as soon as they appear to be dry.

Friday, August 15, 2014


True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


True or false: The greater the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


True or false: Ethanol is corrosive and highly water soluble, according to the EPA.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Why is a gel coat consisting of paraffin wax in styrene often used over newly applied polyester and vinyl ester linings?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


True or false: Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete can occur during the first few hours after placement.

Friday, August 1, 2014


What is a common term for osmotic blistering of coatings due to thermal gradients?

Friday, July 25, 2014


True or false: Certain coating types can saponify on galvanized surfaces with elevated alkalinity.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?

Monday, July 21, 2014


What is the relationship between a discontinuity and a holiday in a coating?

Friday, June 20, 2014


True or false: A Maryland State Highway Administration test of bridge coatings systems, supported by the Federal Highway Administration and recently reported in JPCL, found that two-coat systems performed equally as well as a conventional, three-coat high-performance system.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


True or false: HVLP stands for high volume low particulate.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?

Friday, May 23, 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


Which of the following implements are used in an ASTM test method to determine the hardness of coatings?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


True or false: A seal coat should be applied over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating before oxidation occurs on the surface.

Monday, May 12, 2014


True or false: One system used to repair cracked concrete in a secondary containment structure was a geotextile coated with polyurea.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


What Cabinet department sets standards for the treatment of historic structures?

Friday, May 2, 2014


True or false: SSPC has a standard for a single-coat zinc-rich painting system.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


True or false: SSPC has a paint application standard describing materials and preparation requirements for steel test panels used to evaluate coatings performance.

Monday, April 21, 2014


True or false: Carbon steel railroad tank cars carrying crude oil may now require tank linings, where in the past, they went unlined.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Most coatings applied to concrete substrates provide what type of protection?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


True or false: The International Maritime Organization has developed a Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) designed specifically for crude oil tankers.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?

Monday, March 17, 2014


True or false: According to one study reported in JPCL, the ability to resist permeation of sewer gases is a very significant performance attribute of coatings used in the headspaces of sewage collection systems.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


What is the name of a rectangular metal tool used to deposit a specified thickness of wet coating on a test panel or other substrate?

Thursday, February 27, 2014


True or false: Fusion-bonded epoxies have been used for more than 50 years to protect transmission pipeline.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


True or false: A Bresle patch is used to treat dynamic cracks in concrete, especially in secondary containment structures around tanks.

Monday, February 17, 2014


True or false: Continuity testing of a 10-mil coating on a pipeline is normally conducted with a high-voltage holiday detector.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


What organization publishes a test method for measuring the slip coefficient of coatings used on the faying surfaces of bolted joints?

Friday, February 7, 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 has a product validation program for deck coatings?

Thursday, January 30, 2014


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

Monday, January 27, 2014


In measuring coating thickness, one mil equals approximately how many microns?

Thursday, January 23, 2014


True or false: The threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with spherical than with platey pigments.

Monday, January 20, 2014


True Or False: ASTM D 7091 and SSPC-PA 2 deal with measurement of dry film coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Friday, January 17, 2014


What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?

Thursday, January 16, 2014


True or false: ISO 12944, Part 5 lists 9 factors that are important for the durability of a protective coating system.

Friday, January 10, 2014


In a study of shop-applied topcoats reported in JPCL, which generic type achieved a hardened film that resisted handling damage at lower temperatures (50°F) and higher humidity (75% RH) in the shortest amount of time?

Friday, January 3, 2014


What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


True or False: Dry-sprayed paint films, as occurs in high wind conditions, are rough, low in gloss, and cohesively inadequate.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


True or False: Relative humidity at the surface of bridge steel may be different from the relative humidity in the atmosphere away from the steel surface.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Windy conditions are most likely to cause which of the following paint defects?

Friday, July 12, 2013


What does HVLP stand for?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


True or False? To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?

Thursday, April 11, 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


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the internal surfaces of more than 160 new and existing pipelines have been coated in situ during the last 30 years.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


True or false: SSPC was the first organization to initiate painter competitions, in which teams of 3 painters competed against one another in demonstrating their craft by coating a large steel panel with attached angles and pipe sections.

Wednesday, January 30, 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


True or false: Fire-resistant, intumescent coatings for steel are applied in one to three coats.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Which of the following application methods achieves the greatest transfer efficiency?

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Which of the following statements does not describe an advantage of a plural-component spray system?

Monday, October 8, 2012


True or false: Painting over weld spatter on steel is an accepted practice.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Which of the following is not a term used for application of metallic wire, metallic powder, or thermoplastic powder?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


What is the likely result of applying a relatively inflexible coating at a film thickness much higher than recommended by the manufacturer?

Friday, January 27, 2012


True or false: Because a coating is “dry” or hard does not necessarily mean that it is cured.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


In dealing with coating thickness requirements, 25 microns equals approximately how many mils?

Thursday, January 5, 2012


For electrostatic spraying to work effectively, the item to be coated must be in what condition?

Friday, October 21, 2011


Sharp edges on steel present special challenges to the coating applicator for what reason?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


What is involved in “zone painting” of a structure?

Friday, July 15, 2011


Windy conditions during spray application of coatings would be most likely to cause which of the following paint defects?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


What check should you make first to find the cause of fish eyes in a coating film applied by air spray?

Monday, June 27, 2011


What hazard is unique to airless spray systems?

Monday, June 20, 2011


How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spray process?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


In conventional air spraying, which of the following spray techniques is wrong?

Friday, June 10, 2011


Which one of the following application methods has the highest range of transfer efficiency?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Who publishes the Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


True or false: It is sometimes useful to stripe coat steel edges and irregular surfaces after the full primer coat is applied.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?

Friday, March 18, 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: Siloxane sealers are typically applied at 1-2 mils dry film thickness on concrete substrates.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


How are water and abrasive combined in wet abrasive blasting?

Monday, January 31, 2011


In protective coatings work, which of the following might be called a dolly?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


In what kind of spray application do the coating particles tend to wrap around edges of the substrate?

Monday, December 13, 2010


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