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Alkyds are a specific type of what broader class of resins?

Monday, December 22, 2014


True or false: According to a JPCL article, trowel-applied mortar systems for concrete floors can include walnut shell aggregates.

Friday, December 19, 2014


True or false: Based on a study of coatings for offshore platforms reported in JPCL, fluoropolymer topcoats replaced polyurethanes in an oil company’s specification.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


True or false: Thick-film, epoxy novolac coatings are sometimes recommended for railroad tank cars carrying crude oil.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Sulfate-reducing bacteria contribute to corrosion by what mechanism?

Monday, December 15, 2014


White rust appears on which of the following substrates?

Friday, December 12, 2014


When the recently deceased Mark Schilling wrote in a JPCL article, “I do not advocate the specification of 'sniff tests' because I don’t know how to calibrate a nose,” he was discussing what coating failure phenomenon?

Thursday, December 11, 2014


True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


True or false: Breathable coatings often incorporate platey pigments.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


True or false: Dry ice pellets used as abrasive cannot produce a profile on steel.

Monday, December 8, 2014


True or false: Sponge jetting requires ultra-high pressure (UHP) water.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Synthetic dirt was recently developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of what kind of coating?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


A thin, pasty liquid used for adhering gold leaf and filling surface imperfections is called what?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Which of the following is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control?

Monday, December 1, 2014


True or false: In air abrasive blast systems, the bull hose carries pressurized air and abrasive to the blast nozzle.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


True or false: The National Sanitation Foundation produces standards that impact the protective coatings industry.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


With what organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge to create the American Coatings Association?

Friday, November 21, 2014


What is another name for potassium silicate coatings?

Thursday, November 20, 2014


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


Which of the following isocyanates is used in polyurethane coatings?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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

Monday, November 17, 2014


What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?

Friday, November 14, 2014


What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Much of the growth of single-component water-borne acrylics for industrial maintenance has been at the expense of what other single-component maintenance coating type, according to a recent JPCL article on acrylics.

Monday, November 10, 2014


True or false: TDI and MDI are aromatic isocyanates.

Friday, November 7, 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


True or false: An epoxy ester coating is a single-package material.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


True or false: In paint failure analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy is normally used to detect and identify volatile or semi-volatile materials.

Monday, November 3, 2014


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

Friday, October 31, 2014


What coating type is used to penetrate and line the pores of concrete to achieve water repellency?

Friday, October 31, 2014


What is an alternative to hot potting?

Thursday, October 30, 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


True or false: The SSPC Committee on Commercial Coatings is developing guides for laboratory testing, selecting, and assuring the quality of thick-film coatings on CMU assemblies.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


What organization has studied, and reported on, the energy and moisture effects of EIFS?

Tuesday, October 28, 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


True or false: When dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte, the more noble metal will experience galvanic corrosion.

Monday, October 27, 2014


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

Friday, October 24, 2014


True or false: SSPC has a qualification procedure (QP) to assure the qualifications of installers of liquid-applied air barriers.

Friday, October 24, 2014


True or false: The adhesion of coatings to weathered TPO roofing membranes can be significantly increased by using aqueous cleaners, followed by power washing.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


According to Fred Goodwin, one of JPCL’s Top Thinkers, the three Ds negatively affecting the durability of concrete are deterioration, damage and ... what else?

Thursday, October 23, 2014


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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?

Tuesday, October 21, 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: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


True or false: Surface profile on steel can be measured in the field.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms used to describe what property of pigments?

Tuesday, October 14, 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


True or false: The U.S. coatings industry is experiencing a large net trade surplus in 2014.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is typically specified as the level of surface preparation for the application of an inorganic zinc-rich coating.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


What level of voltage does a wet sponge holiday detector employ?

Monday, October 6, 2014


True or false: Power tool cleaning is effective in removing soluble salts from a steel substrate.

Friday, October 3, 2014


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

Thursday, October 2, 2014


What is a main difference between SSPC’s Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning and Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


In what area of safety did OSHA issue the most citations in fiscal year 2014?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


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

Monday, September 29, 2014


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings, left untopcoated, decrease in barrier protection over time.

Friday, September 26, 2014


True or false: PVDF resins can be emulsified in water to create a single-component, ambient-cured, fluoropolymer coating.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


True or false: ASTM has separate test methods for steel and concrete substrates in determining the pull-off adhesion of coatings.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


What kind of concrete sealers penetrate the pores of the concrete and form little, if any, film build?

Monday, September 22, 2014


Micaceous iron oxide is a pigment providing what kind of properties to protective coatings among the choices listed?

Friday, September 19, 2014


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, September 18, 2014


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

Wednesday, September 17, 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


Which of the following has been banned as an ingredient in antifouling coatings on ocean-going vessels?

Monday, September 15, 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


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, application of silicone foul-release coatings presents numerous problems that need to be overcome.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


What do the terms “working mix” and “operating mix” refer to?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


True or false: Coating materials that form films simply by solvent evaporation without chemical change are called thermoplastics.

Monday, September 8, 2014


What is an exempt solvent?

Friday, September 5, 2014


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

Thursday, September 4, 2014


True or false: A polysiloxane is an aliphatic polyurea.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


True or false: A coating system description in a specification may include surface preparation and quality control requirements.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


True or false: Calcium aluminate mortars are sometimes used as linings for rehabilitation of manholes.

Friday, August 29, 2014


True or false: It is easier to remove coal tar epoxy than coal tar enamel from a steel substrate.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


True or false: A black light test can detect certain oil films on a bare steel substrate.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


What organization maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


True or false: There are both pneumatic and electric remote controls for air abrasive blast systems.

Monday, August 25, 2014


True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.

Friday, August 22, 2014


True or false: A polyaspartic coating is an aliphatic polyurea.

Thursday, August 21, 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: According to a recent JPCL article, foul-release hull coatings can be divided into hard and soft technologies.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?

Monday, August 18, 2014


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

Friday, August 15, 2014


What is normally meant by the phrase, “hold the blast?”

Thursday, August 14, 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


What mechanism of corrosion protection does zinc phosphate provide to coatings?

Monday, August 11, 2014


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

Friday, August 8, 2014


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

Friday, August 1, 2014


True or false: Some alkyd formulations will not undergo saponification if applied to high-pH substrates.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


In a laboratory test of metalized coatings reported recently in JPCL, which metal or alloy provided the best combination of corrosion protection and service life in immersion and intermittent immersion conditions simulating Bureau of Reclamation exposures?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


True or false: The Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a committee of the United Nations.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?

Monday, July 28, 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


If coatings were removed before abrading a concrete floor slab to conduct the ASTM anhydrous calcium chloride test, how much time must elapse between grinding and conducting the test?

Friday, July 18, 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: Abrasive particle size, shape, and hardness all have an impact on the creation of surface profile.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Ammonium polyphosphate is most likely to be found in what type of coating?

Monday, July 7, 2014


What do HUNKOR and CEFRACOR have in common?

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify coating inspectors?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


What is a common name for the safety cut-out device at the blast nozzle of an abrasive blast system, which is connected to a pressure-relief valve on the blast pot?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


True or false: An ASTM subcommittee is working on a proposed standard to test the slip-coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections.

Monday, June 30, 2014


True or false: Abrasive blast particles in an air abrasive blast system using a venture nozzle can achieve speeds of 450 mph or higher.

Friday, June 27, 2014


In what U.S. Cabinet-level department is transmission pipeline safety regulated?

Thursday, June 26, 2014


True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


What organization developed a standard for measuring concrete surface profile with replica putty?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


What organization publishes the Standard for the Preparation of Steel Substrates for PSPC?

Monday, June 23, 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: Coating maintenance options after condition assessment can include spot repair, spot repair with full overcoat, and complete removal and replacement of the coating.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Among the various types of anti-foulings for ships, what are foul-release coatings?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


What is the name of a work site safety precaution that is also the term used when an employer prevents workers from entering a facility in a labor dispute?

Monday, June 16, 2014


Which method of blasting produces the least blast debris, presuming the same substrate in the same condition is being cleaned by each method?

Friday, June 13, 2014


What kind of test was developed by Frederick Knoop and colleagues?

Thursday, June 12, 2014


True or false: According to a recent Applicator Training Bulletin in JPCL, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lists and describes the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety in the workplace.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


What SSPC/NACE blast cleaning standard is equivalent to Sa 2, Thorough Blast Cleaning, in ISO 8501-1?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


True or false: Portable pull-off adhesion testers include ones that operate by application of mechanical or hydraulic or pneumatic force.

Monday, June 9, 2014


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?

Thursday, August 16, 2012


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