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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Wind can cause or contribute to what problem of paint application?

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Which of the following terms is generally considered synonymous with the term “trade sales paint”?

Thursday, November 7, 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: It is important to keep the spray pot or container below the level of the work when applying zinc-rich paint.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


True or False: When measuring dry film coating thickness in accordance with SSPC-PA 2, the required number of “area measurements” is based on the size of the structure.

Monday, September 16, 2013


True or False: Field-applied fluoropolymers cannot meet VOC levels of 100 grams per liter.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


True or False: A seal coat over thermal-sprayed zinc will perform better if application is delayed until at least 30 days have elapsed so that natural oxidation can form on the zinc.

Friday, August 23, 2013


What is the relationship between a fog coat and a mist coat of paint?

Thursday, August 15, 2013


True or False? Powder coatings are not used on architectural aluminum.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


What does HVLP stand for?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Why do some product data sheets for coatings require that the substrate surface temperature be at least 5° F higher than the dew point temperature?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Which of the following is bad advice about spraying zinc-rich coatings?

Monday, June 24, 2013


What does “theoretical coverage” mean?

Monday, June 17, 2013


Why should the surface temperature of steel be at least 5 degrees higher than the dew point temperature before you blast-clean or paint?

Monday, April 1, 2013


What kind of spray application of a liquid coating to a metallic substrate is most commonly associated with the “wrap-around effect”?

Wednesday, March 27, 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


How are the zinc particles in a zinc-rich coating kept in suspension during spray application?

Wednesday, February 6, 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


Which of the following is an environmentally benign material sometimes used to etch concrete before application of coatings?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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

Monday, November 5, 2012


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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


True or false: An SSPC Committee is working on a standard for qualifying and certifying commercial coating applicators.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


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

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Which of the following factors is a cause of dry spray in conventional air spray operations?

Monday, October 8, 2012


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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


True or false: To assure successful adhesion, more paint has to be applied to weathered wood so that it penetrates the soft, damaged layer and adheres to the sound substrate beneath.

Monday, May 14, 2012


True or false: Conventional air spraying produces less overspray than airless spraying.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


True or false: Back brushing and back rolling are application techniques with the opposite effects.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


True or false: Conventional air spraying creates more overspray than airless spraying does.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


When spraying zinc rich coatings, why is it useful to have the spray pot or container positioned at or above the level of the work?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


What is one typical duty of an inspector prior to the application of a primer?

Friday, August 5, 2011


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

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


What application technique is likely to cause the most overspray?

Monday, August 1, 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


When airless spray painting, use a tip with a larger orifice for:

Monday, June 13, 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


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

Monday, December 13, 2010


True or false: On lattice-type electric transmission towers, airless sprayers are often the main paint application tool.

Friday, October 1, 2010


What advantage does a high-volume, low-pressure spray system have?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


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