Daily Quiz (572)


True or false: Bernard Appleman was the first recipient of SSPC’s John D. Keane Award.


True or false: OSHA administers the whistleblower provisions of more than 20 whistleblower statutes.


True or false: SSPC’s Coating Application Specialist Standard is issued jointly with the American Coatings Association.


What organization acquired the Master Painters Institute?


True or false: Mushroom sausages have been used as building materials.


In coating work, what is PLURAL?


What is another name for the Tooke Gauge?


What does the blotter test determine?


True or false: The SSPC standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel before painting does not requires a surface profile.


True or false: In concrete polishing, the term “Tool Completion” is used to describe the condition when a diamond tool has refined a concrete surface to the point when it no longer cuts the surface, or cuts very little.


SSPC-SP 10, Near White Metal Blast Cleaning, allows stains of rust, stains of mill scale, or stains from previous coatings to remain on what percent of a blast-cleaned surface?


True or false: SSPC publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made.


True or false: According to a Durability + Design “Solve It” answer, solvent is not useful for removing graffiti from the historic stone masonry on a church.


True or false: Citric acid is not strong enough to etch concrete before painting.


What was the topic of a coating conference held in Antwerp, Belgium, in June this year?


True or false: Some instruments used to detect moisture levels in concrete employ electrical impedance technology.


True or false: A recent Durability + Design poll found that 90 percent of respondents said the painting industry is properly educated on the potential of hearing loss caused by solvent exposure, as described by OSHA.


True or false: ASTM is the sole representative of the United States to the International Organization for Standardization.


What organization publishes The Applicator?


True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test for measuring moisture in concrete slabs is a quantitative rather than a qualitative test.


What organization published a white paper to help all architects understand the need for materials transparency?


According to an industry study reported in Durability + Design, in what time frame does the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occur?


True or false: The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems.


True or false: Venturi blast nozzles create a narrower blast pattern than straight bore nozzles.


What government agency mandated in May this year that solar panels be installed on most new homes?


True or false: Non-sparking tools can produce sparks.


What organization describes itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants”?


Which of the following types of qualification procedures is not offered by SSPC?


True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes can be restored by the application of liquid-applied coating systems.


If you need to answer a question about the surface profile requirements for blasted surfaces on a job, what document would you consult?


True or false: Either galvanic or impressed current is used to create cathodic protection of steel.


True or false: The EIFS Industry Member Association (EIMA) collaborated with the National Institute of Building Science to study how EIFS performs in terms of energy and moisture.


True or false: In a ruling earlier this year, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the lead-liability judgment against a paint company, a gas company and a raw material supplier.


True or false: SSPC publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made.


True or false: Level 4 drywall finish requires a skim coat of joint compound or similar material to cover the entire drywall surface after multiple layers of joint compound have been applied to taped joints and fasteners.


True or false: The surface preparation standards for the most thorough level of blast cleaning are SSPC-SP 5, NACE No. 3 and ISO Sa 1.


True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.


True or false: The EPA recently refused to follow a court order to revise its dust-lead standards.


In what country was a project to build five 3D-printed houses recently announced?


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council’s SRI measurements, which combine solar reflectance and thermal emittance into one value, are usually between 0 and 100, with particularly cool materials exceeding 100.


True or false: SSPC’s written surface preparation standards describing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the photographs of cleaned steel shown in SSPC-VIS 1.


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


What organization provides visual profile standards for concrete?


True or false: When brush-off abrasive blast cleaning is used to prepare architectural aluminum for recoating, the blast pressure should be the same as the pressure used for brush-off blast cleaning of carbon steel.


True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test for measuring moisture in concrete slabs is a quantitative rather than a qualitative test.


What is another term for Venetian mosaic?


Among the surface preparation methods below, which makes the most sense for removing coatings from brick while minimizing substrate damage and airborne dust?


What organization provides research grants to fund projects that will advance the future of architectural design and practice?


White corrosion products are typically found on what type of substrate?


True or false: Tests determined that the cladding panels—aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core—were the only possible cause of the rapid flame spread during the Grenfell Tower fire in London.


True or false: Only abrasive blast-cleaning standards from SSPC require a surface profile on steel.


What organization’s members “specialize in design, investigation, repair and management of roofing, exterior wall and waterproofing systems”?


True or false: A bristle blaster is another term for a roto peen power tool.


What type of product is listed in the Cool Roof Rating Council’s Rated Products Directory?


True or false: The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called drift.


True or false: In determining the type and color of original finishes on historical structures, sophisticated techniques of chemical analysis are not effective.


True or false: Exposure to solvents used in paints can cause hearing loss.


True or false: SHAPP is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by the EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities.


What organization has a specification for pigments used to create integrally colored concrete?


What organization acquired the Master Painters Institute?


True or false: “Angle of attack” in coating work applies to the pattern of application of thermal spray materials.


True or false: For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 82-88 percent.


According to Fred Goodwin in a JPCL article, the three Ds negatively affecting the durability of concrete are deterioration, damage and what else?


True or false: Because dyes react chemically with concrete, they are not true to their color charts.


What is the name of the European conference on building envelope technology being held this year in October, with 800 registrants expected from 40 countries?


The mandate to include solar panels on new homes in California starting in 2020 will add how much to the cost of construction, according to a California Energy Commission estimate?


What organization recently announced the creation of an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to determine risk in high-rise buildings with combustible facades?


True or false: Both hogs and badgers produce material used in paint brushes.


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the abrasive blast cleaning standard requiring the most rigorous degree of cleaning of steel.


In the first six months of enforcement of OSHA’s new silica rule (through April 17, 2018), how many companies have been cited for violating the rule?


What organization is developing a pinhole standard for concrete and masonry coatings?


True or false: The US Green Building Council developed SmartSite, a leading construction site performance tool.


True or false: According to an EPA risk assessment, the dangers of methylene chloride exposure include death; certain cancers; and liver, kidney and reproductive toxicities as a result of both short, acute exposure and years of occupational exposure.


True or false: Wet-dry cyclic tests of a coating’s corrosion resistance, conducted in the laboratory, have the same correlation to field performance as steady-state salt spray (fog) corrosion tests, such as ASTM B117 and ISO 9227.


What organization published the Architectural Painting Specification Manual?


What does the “GA” stand for in the name of the document, "GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish?"


How long can bare wood be exposed to the outdoor atmosphere before it requires special surface preparation, according to the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)?


What organization published guidelines for selecting materials to assure the sustainability of transit terminals?


A needle gauge is used to check what process?


True or false: Standards for surface preparation of steel require solvent cleaning only after abrasive blasting.


True or false: In a galvanic cell consisting of two dissimilar metals or alloys in the presence of an electrolyte, the more active of the metals corrodes at a greater rate, while the corrosion rate of the less active metal is greatly reduced.


True or false: Waterjetting is another name for power washing.


True or false: ICRI has published changes to the Concrete Aggregate Exposure Chart, eliminating the medium aggregate surface exposure and the approximate surface cut depths for all classes.


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


True or false: Polyesters modified with fatty acids and other components are used to create acrylic binders.


True or false: Venetian mosaic is a form of Venetian plaster.


True or false: The terms “wet storage stain” and “white rust” denote two different phenomena.


The Building Enclosure Science & Technology conference will be presented this year by what organization?


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


What organization will offer a two-day, hands-on WUFI software workshop in May this year?


True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining the moisture content of concrete and masonry walls and ceilings.


What organization partnered with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create an energy savings calculator?


True or false: According to a D+D article, in cooler climates where heating dominates, it may be desirable to leave a metal roof unpainted, due to its low thermal emittance.


What method was used to remove more recent coatings and reveal the original finish in the living room of a major historic residence in New England?


True or false: Polymeric membranes for both plaza and green roof waterproofing often employ the same materials.


What organization publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials?


True or false: Fisheyes, or small quasi-circular areas of substrate exposed through a coating immediately after application, are usually caused by an excessively hot substrate.


True or false: Citric acid is sometimes used to etch concrete before application of coatings.


True or false: Wood can degrade when ultraviolet light passes through clear, ultraviolet-transparent varnishes.


True or false: Test kits that contain small containers of pre-weighed, unhydrated calcium chloride are used to determine the corrosion resistance of coatings applied over soluble salts on steel substrates.


True or false: A Schmidt hammer is a rotary impact scarifier.


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


When a relatively inflexible coating is applied too thickly, it is likely to manifest what failure type?


The ASTM standard for moisture mitigation systems on concrete slabs for use under resilient flooring requires what level of permeance?


True or false: Samples of the liquid inside a blister on a coating often contain evidence regarding the cause of the coating failure.


True or false: After a wood substrate has been painted, there is no danger of damage to the wood substrate from UV exposure where paint has failed and bare wood is exposed.


True or false: Most coating specialists say that stripe coating the edges of steel substrates is necessary even when edge-retention primers are used.


True or false: Highly scented oils and spices used in perfumery are sometimes added to paints for odor control.


True or false: The banana oil test is recognized as a quantitative fit test of an air-purifying respirator.


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


The Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has recently revised the Polished Concrete Aggregate Exposure Chart and the Polished Concrete Appearance Chart. What organization created the original versions of these charts?


What British organization recently launched a green building assessment system in the US?


What coating component controls corrosion by modifying anode and/or cathode reactions on steel substrates, driving the steel potential into its passive region?


True or false: A pencil hardness test is sometimes recommended to evaluate the cure of a coating.


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.


True or false: Penetrating sealers prevent moisture from entering and exiting concrete substrates.


True or false: According to a recent statement in D+D magazine, full-refinement concrete polishing is being challenged by methods that shortcut the process.


True or false: Acid etching does not produce a surface profile on concrete.


True or false: Burnished polished concrete requires less maintenance than bonded-abrasive polished concrete.


In what discipline is the term “maximum refinement” used?


True or false: Lithium silicate can be used to densify concrete.


True or false: When a concrete floor slab is scarified in preparation for coating, bruising of the surface is not likely.


True or false: One way to remove graffiti from a stone wall without damaging the stone is to use high-pressure washing with hot water, according to a D+D “Solve It” answer.


True or false: A National Institute of Standards and Technology study of roofing performance following Hurricane Katrina found buildings with spray foam roofs performed rather poorly.


How do you list these SSPC blast cleaning standards in order of the degree of rigor, from most to least rigorous?


True or false: Level 6 gypsum board finish requires a thin skim coat of joint compound (or a material manufactured especially for this purpose) over the entire surface of the board.


True or false: Exposed structural steel in San Diego and Los Angeles airport construction projects completed in 2013 was coated with zinc-rich/epoxy/fluoropolymer coating systems.


A chain, a golf ball and a hammer can all be used to check for what condition, according to the “Solve It” forum in Durability + Design News?


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, seamless terrazzo floors, when treated using the recommended simple cleaning and maintenance routine, can last in excess of 30 years.


True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure dry film coating thickness only on cementitious substrates.


True or false: Extensive testing shows that the dynamic coefficient of friction of polished concrete floors exceeds requirements, even at very high gloss levels, according to a polishing industry trade group.


True or false: SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings.


True or false: Coatings applied over spray foam roofing provide a waterproofing membrane to prevent it from absorbing water.


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


True or false: OSHA requires every supplied-air respirator user to understand the hazards the respirator protects him or her from, but it does not require the user to understand how to maintain the respirator.


What organization says it “is charged with encouraging optimum energy use of buildings through a better understanding of how overall, complex building components interact with each other and with the environment.”


True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining moisture content of EIFS and stucco, among other substrate types.


In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable and therefore dangerous to health?


What term is used to describe the migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating?


What is the name of the analytical method that compares the composition of a particular batch of coating against a known standard for that coating?


True or false: There are now clear distinctions between “waterproof” and “water-resistant,” according to a recent D+D article.


True or false: Type X Gypsum Board is fire-rated.


True or false: Marmorino, a veneer decorative plaster, is not recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms.


True or false: The knife test used to determine the adhesion of coatings can be performed only in the laboratory.


True or false: Conventional air spray application of coatings causes more overspray than airless spray.


True or false: A recent D+D article asserts that, generally speaking, once lead paint has been removed from residential houses, the EPA allows for the waste to be handled as household waste.


What organization worked with the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association to create a Product Category Rule for roof coatings?


True or false: According to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association in speaking about its performance specification for liquid-applied flashing, heat exposure is perhaps the most meaningful test in the specification.


True or false: A D+D blogger points out that a building’s structural steel will begin to lose strength in a fire when it is heated to just over 570 degrees Fahrenheit.


True or false: Moisture meters based on electrical impedance testing indicate the presence of moisture only on the surface of CMU walls.


True or false: Suppliers of manufactured stone veneer are represented by the National Concrete Masonry Association.


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


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council is recognized by the EPA to certify roofing products for the ENERGY STAR program.


What organization publishes fire-resistance data on archaic building materials?


According to the ICRI, how is dampproofing of concrete achieved?


True or false: Corn cobs are sometimes used to create abrasive for blast cleaning.


True or false: A hot work permit must be acquired from OSHA to conduct work in confined spaces when the temperature in the space is or is anticipated to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.


True or false: Anodizing is not sufficiently hard to be specified as a finish for aluminum in high traffic areas where resistance properties are important.


What type of surface preparation is most likely to clean a metal surface but leave contaminants in pits?


Who is the organizer of the Concrete Décor Show, expected to attract 3,000 participants at Palm Harbor, Florida, on Nov. 6-10?


True or false: According to recent Department of Energy calculations, 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is consumed by buildings.


True or false: SSPC publishes four standards for waterjetting and four standards for wet abrasive blasting.


The International Concrete Repair Association (ICRI) is the only organization in the U.S. to publish a guide on selecting materials to repair concrete.


According to a Durability + Design article on the subject, to totally remove coatings from brick and at the same time to minimize substrate damage and avoid generation of airborne dust, which of the following surface preparation methods makes the most sense?


What is one difference between polished concrete and terrazzo?


True or false: The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute has approximately 500 individual members.


In a corrosion cell, where does the corrosion occur?


True or false: Tack-free and dry-to-touch times after coating application are not the same.


True or false: SSPC does not have a standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel that requires a surface profile.


True or false: There are industry standard categories distinguishing among sealers, stain blockers and primers.


What organization defines 6 types of urethane coatings?


In a recent D+D In Depth article, what name is given to coatings that do one or more of the following: work to maintain surface quality, provide signals about a surface condition, change sensory perception of the surrounding environment or interact with or change the surrounding environment?


True or false: A wash primer is a conversion coating.


A contact stylus profilometer was used to create what standard?


True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test can measure the level of salt contamination on concrete substrates.


True or false: A NIST report on hurricane damage to buildings concluded that SPF roofing kept roofs intact, prevented moisture intrusion into buildings and protected structures from hail and debris.


True or false: The Building Research Establishment in Australia has developed an environmental assessment method with the acronym STREAM for buildings and new communities.


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, there are no standards for durable color performance of field-applied coatings with bright colors, such as Safety Red.


True or false: Soluble salts on blast-cleaned steel are an example of deleterious non-visible contaminants.


According to many coating manufacturers, what is the recommended upper limit of moisture content in a wood substrate before it can be painted?


When specifying epoxies for green concrete, what attributes are important?


What topcoat technology is most noted for its high degree of thermal stability and heat-resistance?


True or false: The architecture firm Perkins + Will and the non-profit Health Building Network published a paper recently confirming the effectiveness of antimicrobial building products, including antimicrobial paints.


True or false: As of 2016, hazard communication lapses dominated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's annual list of the most frequently cited federal workplace safety violations in the U.S. for five years in a row.


True or false: Inhibitive pigments contribute to increasing the permeability of masonry coatings.


True or false: Application of silver leaf to a prepared surface is called gilding.


True or false: Silicone coatings for flat roofs have strong resistance to ponding water and UV exposure.


True or false: The addition of mica flakes to fluoropolymer coatings can create a pearlescent sheen that mutes the color slightly and provides a softer visual aesthetic than metallic-flake fluoropolymer coatings.


What organization has a test for determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


When one coating specialist 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?


What type of respiratory protection is required for air abrasive blasting?


True or false: The terms “weatherproof” and “water repellent” typically denote resistance to the passage of water not subjected to hydrostatic pressure.


What recent acquisition gives the NACE International Institute the capability to conduct training, certification and standards development in the area of commercial coatings?


In coating work, what is “crackle"?


True or false: EPA has recently proposed to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing and distribution in commerce of the paint strippers methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone.


True or false: SSPC has a surface preparation standard for flame cleaning of new steel.


ICRI recommends how much profile in its surface preparation requirements for polymer overlays on concrete?


True or false: You can become a registered waterproofing consultant through the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute.


Which of the following alternatives is an engineering control for an air-contaminant workplace hazard?


What is the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, according to a safety association cited in a D+D article?


True or false: Silyl-terminated polyether technology is now used to create sprayable air barriers.


According to ASTM terminology, what is the name given to the problem caused by the greater shear of a brush used around the perimeter of a wall or ceiling compared to the lower shear of a roller used on the rest of the wall or ceiling?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, the term “waterproof” can be used interchangeably with “wind-driven rain resistance.”


True or false: When UHP is used to describe water jetting for surface preparation, it stands for “Upper High Pressure.”


The Concrete Polishing Association of America is now part of what other organization?


True or false: The health effects of exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2) have recently come into question in a study carried out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


TDI and MDI are used to make what coating type?


In the ASTM test methods on drying of coatings, what level of drying is achieved when maximum pressure is applied with the thumb and then the thumb exerts a twisting motion, resulting in no deformation or detachment of the film?


According to a Durability + Design article, to achieve total coating removal from brick with minimal substrate damage and no airborne dust generation, what removal method makes the most sense?


True or false: Conformance with specified requirements for cleanliness of steel after surface preparation, as described in SSPC standards, is carried out without the aid of instruments.


True or false: Efflorescence can be easily removed from brick substrates by water washing and scrubbing, even after it has been on the brick for a long time.


In a concrete polishing specification, which of the following is a prescriptive rather than a performance requirement?


How many regular member companies belong to the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association?


What organization publishes grade standards, guide specifications, floor care recommendations and specifications for athletic wood flooring sealers and finishes?


True or false: Both wet polishing and dry polishing are used to create polished concrete.


What is the name used for the period of time when a coating remains workable as it is applied to smooth the film and avoid excessive build at laps.


According to ASTM, what application method produces edge-tracking?


What organization validated the Wall Coating Applicator Training Program produced by BASF?


According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


The first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer, has the same name as an implement used in quality control testing of coatings. What is it?


A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows what to remain on the surface after blast cleaning?


Which of these four organizations fits least well with the other three?


True or false: sodium bicarbonate is sometimes used as an abrasive in a blast-cleaning system.


According to the EPA, what is the diameter of particles that are respirable?


True or false: If the temperature is below 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it is generally not advisable to install most SPF systems, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: SSPC photos in Vis 1 showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC's written surface preparation standards.


Where are centrifugal wheels used in coatings work?


In coating work, how is a portable stylus instrument used?


Which of the following machines would be used to measure the coefficient of friction of a polished concrete floor?


What is the name of an accelerated weathering apparatus that operates on a condensation type of water exposure at elevated temperature?


True or false: In measurements of coating thickness, it takes 25.4 mils to make one micron.


How many of SSPC's surface preparation standards describe the results of power tool cleaning of steel?


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities”?


About how many air barrier contractors have been accredited by the Air Barrier Association of America?


True or false: While there are certified industrial painting contractors, there are no certified commercial painting contractors.


What instrument would you use to measure a floor's traction?


What organization partnered with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association to create the Roof Coatings Category Rule?


What is the difference between vapor barriers and an air barriers in terms of their resistance requirements?


True or false: ASTM standards come up for review every 15 years.


True or false: SSPC-SP 13 describes the commercial power tool cleaning of steel.


True or false: The Birch Flooring Manufacturers Association produces standards on sports flooring and calls itself “the sports flooring authority.”


True or false: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards.


What type of specification describes what needs to be done to achieve durability?


At what level of permeability is a coating general considered to be breathable?


True or False: The AAMA issues performance standards for topcoats over EIFS.


What is another name for “wet storage stain”?


True or false: Guard products or stain protectors for polished concrete floors are not breathable.


True or False: According to a recent D+D article, WUFI modeling and analysis can help to answer the question about how many times a building can be successfully repainted.


SSPC publishes visual standards for what cleaning method?


True or false: A D+D In Depth article argues that the risks of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems based on the initial selection of the coating and number of repaints cannot be predicted.


True or false: Microcracking of concrete due to mechanical surface preparation methods is sometimes called spidering.


What organization is developing a guide for assessment of pinholes in coatings?


True or false: At specified thicknesses in differing climate zones, closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) qualifies as a vapor retarder, according to the International Building Code.


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


What organization offers a professional registration as a roof coating consultant?


True or false: A Durability + Design article says that wet abrasive blasting is the best method for totally removing coatings from brick while at the same time minimizing substrate damage and airborne dust.


What is the name of the test instrument used to determine a coating’s resistance to fading through accelerated exposure to light?


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in the CSP 3-5 range.


What is a vernacular term for a wet film thickness gage?


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


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.”


True or false: Though the standard ASTM F2170 requires 72 hours to achieve results, one-day results of relative humidity testing of concrete floors with in-situ probes is typically accurate enough to judge if it is acceptable to apply materials that can tolerate higher moisture content.


True or false: Hackles are a coating failure type associated with resin-rich areas on a substrate where the coating was applied in excessive thickness.


An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure dry film coating thickness on what substrate(s)?


True or false: The calcium chloride moisture test for concrete, ASTM F1869, measures the amount of moisture emission in only about the top inch of a slab’s depth.


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.


What organization offers a certification in moisture testing of concrete slabs?


What organization is developing a decorative concrete flatwork certification program?


True or false: Most fluoropolymer coatings applied to aluminum extrusions have a film thickness of about 1.2 mils, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: SSPC has several standards for surface preparation of concrete.


True or false: Cementitious fireproofing provides both fire resistance and good aesthetics.


True or false: Some moisture meters based on conductivity readings can be used on both wood and concrete substrates.


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.


True or false: Ultra-high-pressure water jetting at 30,000 psi typically produces a greater volume of water in removing coatings from a masonry substrate than does pressure washing at 5,000 psi.


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


What is another name for a dolly used in coating testing?


What inspection instrument uses a wet bulb and a dry bulb?


True or false: Airless spraying produces less overspray than conventional air spraying.


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


What type of gages are used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?


True or false: When a specification requires that a concrete surface be dry before painting, the word “dry” could be interpreted to mean visibly dry, dry to touch, dry when using moisture meters on the surface, or dry by instrumentation or test methods that examine moisture in the substrate below the paint.


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”?


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


What organization has validated a Wall Coating Applicator Training Program?


True or false: Negative-side waterproofing applied to dry interior surfaces has to have some water-vapor permeability.


What elastomeric coating type is listed as acceptable by the International Code Council (ICC) for application over spray polyurethane foam roofing?


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?


True or false: It is possible to write performance-based specifications for surface preparation prior to painting.


One mil of coating thickness equals approximately how many microns?


A test that requires rubbing a clean black fabric across a painted surface evaluates what attribute of the paint?


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify residential painting contractors.


True or false: MPCAC and PLURAL are two kinds of plural spray equipment.


True or false: Research has shown that weathering of wood for five days can improve the adhesion of coatings applied to it.


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


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


True or false: According to SSPC-SP 16, “Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous Metals,” blast cleaning of architectural aluminum should be conducted at pressures lower than the pressure normally used to clean carbon steel (90 to 100 psi).


True or false: There is no quantifiable test method for determining the surface profile on concrete substrates.


True or false: In creating the best appearance on a concrete polished floor, it is more important to achieve a higher specular gloss value than it is to achieve a high distinctness of image value.


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


True or false: A D+D article on assuring the quality of coating work on commercial buildings argues for a full-time inspector to be present during all phases of coating work.


Which of the following terms is another name for wet abrasive blasting?


Joint sealant application training programs are validated by what organization?


What association in the U.S. now deals with the science and technology of formulating and making paint?


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.


True or false: It is better to use a pull stub than a dolly on pull-off adhesion testing.


Meters for determining moisture content of concrete slabs are based on what principle of operation?


True or false: A Tooke gauge can sometimes be used to measure the thickness of individual coats of paint within a multicoat system.


True or false: Written descriptions of end conditions of steel after blast cleaning take precedence over visual photos in judging conformance with SSPC blast cleaning standards.


True or false: CHPS is the California High Performance Schools initiative.


What organization recently issued a guide to materials transparency that details opportunities and risks?


Which of the following alternatives is an engineering control for an air-contaminant workplace hazard?


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


The organizers of the American Coatings Show are the American Coatings Association and what other organization?


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


What organization offers a one-and-a-half day educational program on stucco and exterior finish cladding systems?


Which of the following organizations maintains defined, standard categories distinguishing among sealers, stain blockers, and primers?


The presentation, “Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities,” was given yesterday, March 14, 2016 at what event?


True or false: OSHA and NIOSH are divisions of the U.S. Department of Labor.


How is a James Machine used?


Which instrument below is used for continuity testing of coatings on steel?


About how many companies are exhibiting at the World of Concrete this week?


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


What is one drawback of using low pressure water (less than 5,000 psi) at 250 F to remove coatings from brick?


True or false: OSHA is expected to ban the use of silica sand as a blasting abrasive in 2016.


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


Which of the following materials is used to densify concrete?


How does terrazzo differ from polished concrete?


What topcoat technology is most noted for its high degree of thermal stability and heat-resistance?


What causes the corrosion of rebar in concrete?


True or false: According to a D+D article, moisture intrusion is the single biggest problem with performance of paint on single-wythe CMU.


For what type of surface preparation of steel does SSPC publish reference photographs?


According to OSHA's recent announcement, what was the most cited safety violation to date in 2015?


True or false: Fire ratings of building materials and construction are expressed in hours.


True or false: Soiling and weathering of reflective roofing materials is the subject of a recently published standard.


Who wrote the definitive book, Protective Coatings: Fundamentals of Chemistry and Composition?


OSHA requires controls for fall hazards when workers are working at what height or higher?


What kind of instrument is used for continuity testing of coatings?


True or False: Unlike other roofing systems, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) can be applied in inclement weather, including high and low temperatures, very high humidity, and in high winds.


True or false: Ultra-high-pressure water jetting at 30,000 psi requires more water to remove coatings from a masonry substrate than does water blasting at 5,000 psi.


According to a D+D article, to achieve total coating removal from brick with minimal substrate damage and no airborne dust generation, what removal method makes the most sense?


What agency tests and approves respirators for use in the workplace?


The National Floor Safety Institute makes what claim about slips and falls in the workplace?


Which of the following organizations is an Alliance Partner of SWR Institute?


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


True or false: Stripe coating of the edges of steel substrates is not necessary when edge retention primers are used, according to most coating specialists.


What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee that deals with coatings and related topics?


A chain, a golf ball, and a hammer can all be used to check for what condition, according to a recent “Solve It” column in Durability + Design?


After 35 years, OSHA has issued a final rule regarding which of these issues?


True or false: OSHA requires federal agencies to comply with its regulations.


True or false: Architectural floor coatings have a VOC limit of 50 g/l in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).


What state transportation department has a test procedure, titled “Determining the Graffiti Resistance of Anti-Graffiti Coatings”?


What organization recently held its 24th annual painters’ competition?


Instruments used to detect moisture levels in concrete employ what technology?


True or false: An impermeable barrier coating works best on a masonry wall.


A broom finish on concrete translates to approximately what level of ICRI’s Concrete Surface Preparation (CSP) standards?


What percentage of respondents voted “yes” to the D+D poll question last year, “Do we still need construction trade unions”?


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


What is the acronym of the association for the EIFS industry?


True or false: OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard is invoked when workers are at heights of 6 feet or greater.


Pressurized pots are used for what type of spray painting?


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


True or false: One proprietary system for preparing factory-applied finishes on metal to accept maintenance paints utilizes low-impact, low-pressure abrasive blasting with a blend of stauralite and walnut shells.


What name is given to the faux painting effect created by using glazes and brushes to create a look like textured fabric?


True or false: OSHA requires that replacement parts for air-supplied respirators must come from the original manufacturer.


True or false: If a coating has 50 grams per liter or less of VOCs, it is said to be HAPS-free.


Among the choices below, which one presented a paper at D+D 2014 and was elected mayor of a northern California city on Tuesday (Nov. 4)?


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.


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


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


True or false: Siloxane sealers will not keep pressure-driven water from penetrating concrete pores.


True or false: There are no quantitative methods for measuring the surface profile of concrete.


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


What organization publishes the “Rapid Rise Fire Tests of Protection Materials for Structural Steel”?


True or false: RCI, Inc. is the Roof Consultants Institute.


What coating company was awarded a research grant in 2014 by the Department of Energy to study cool pigment technology in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory?


Some types of spray painting equipment achieve higher transfer efficiency than others. What is transfer efficiency?


True or false: Destructive testing for measuring humidity in concrete flooring requires the use of jack hammers.


While the first documented weathering test for paint occurred in Fargo, ND, where are outdoor weathering exposure tests likely to occur today?


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


True or false: SSPC publishes a surface preparation standard for power tool cleaning that requires establishment of a profile on steel.


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


What organization has a wall coating validation program?


True or false: An ASTM subcommittee is working on a test method to measure the dirt pick-up resistance of architectural paints and stains.


True or false: A nozzle orifice gage is used to measure the opening in a airless spray tip.


True or false: Scabbling produces a rougher profile on concrete than does air-abrasive blasting with sand.


The scratch hardness of coatings, as described in ASTM D 3363, is determined with the aid of what implement?


True or false: Conformance with specified requirements for cleanliness of steel after surface preparation, as described in SSPC standards, is carried out without the aid of instruments.


True or false: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.


Among these choices, what is the ideal air pressure at the nozzle for a blaster to achieve optimum productivity from an air abrasive blast system employed to clean and profile carbon steel?


True or false: LEED for Schools Credit IEQ 4.2 requires that paint be compliant with a California Department of Public Health standard for testing and evaluating emissions.


The approval of what agency is required for supplied-air respirators?


What is a Tooke gauge?


What organization is the sole representative of the United States to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?


OSHA requires controls for fall hazards when workers are at what height or higher above the ground or lower level?


True or false: ASTM has performance standards for the scrub resistance of coatings.


True or false: SSPC has a standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel before painting that requires a surface profile.


What is the name given to the practice of overcoating lead-based paint on structures such as bridges rather than removing it and repainting?


What organization published the manual Metal Panels and SPF Roof Systems - 2012?


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


In coating work, what is the LMCI?


True or false: The conventional wisdom is that coating of newly poured concrete should not occur until 15 days have elapsed.


True or false: A hypodermic pressure gauge is normally used to measure the working pressure of a plural-component spray system.


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


True or false: The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America was one of five industry associations involved with the development of recommended levels of gypsum board finish.


True or false: Spray techniques for closed-cell SPF normally differ from those for open-cell SPF.


True or false: The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) does not recognize foam plastic insulating sheathing as an air barrier material.


What organization publishes a Whole Building Design Guide, in which “Air Barrier Systems in Buildings” is found?


What is another name for the ASTM test to check for oil and water in compressed air?


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


What type of respiratory protection is required for air abrasive blasting?


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


How many sets of visual reference guides supplementing written surface preparation standards are published by SSPC?


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


True or false: The ASTM Plastic Sheet Method (D 4263) for detecting moisture in concrete substrates can be used both on concrete floor slabs and on vertical walls.


According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?


What surface preparation method for concrete produces the largest profile?


Ultra high pressure (UHP) waterjetting, using water alone at pressures of 35,000-40,000 psi, is sometimes used for what purpose in coating work?


True or false: OSHA’s Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard is invoked when a worker operates at a height of 10 feet or greater.


What organization maintains a publicly accessible directory of reflective roofing products with ratings based on its testing protocol for solar reflectance and thermal emittance?


When replica putty is used to determine the surface profile of concrete according to ASTM D7682, Method A (visual comparison), what is the replica putty compared to in order to assess the profile depth?


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


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


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.


Continuity testing of non-conductive coatings applied to a steel substrate is carried out with what type of instrument?


What is another name for wet storage stain?


True or False: Airless spray application of coatings causes more overspray than conventional air spray because of the higher pressures used.


What is the name of the test for measuring soluble salt concentrations on steel surfaces prior to painting by applying a special patch to the substrate, injecting deionized water beneath it, and then extracting the water to measure its conductivity?


True or False: The plastic sheet method is a quantitative test for determining the extent of moisture in a concrete slab.


What organization has developed a method for measuring and replicating concrete surface profile using replica putty?


In the vernacular of painting, what is another name for “vacation?”


True or False: It is important to keep the spray pot or container below the level of the work when applying zinc-rich paint.


What does the anhydrous calcium chloride test measure?


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


About how many gallons of paint did Oregonians recycle in their third year of the PaintCare program?


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


ISO standard 8502, in Parts 5, 6, 9, and 12, is similar in content to what SSPC Guide?


True or false: Federal contractors are facing new hiring rules regarding women and people with disabilities.


Which of the following characteristics of a conventional, thin-film coating is easily tested in the field?


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


What concrete finishing method produces a surface with very low porosity?


True or False? Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity of 40% within a concrete slab before their flooring products are applied.


True or False? Air and vapor barriers on the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV construction, 40 feet or higher, are exempted from having to undergo the NFPA 285 burn test that the wall assemblies have to undergo in the 2012 version of the International Building Code.


What type of gages are used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?


What coating defect is caused by exceeding the recoat interval recommended by the manufacturer for an epoxy coating?


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?


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


What organization publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials?


What is another name for the induction time required after mixing and before a two-component coating can be applied?


In 2012, what organization issued the document, “Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum?”


True or False: Sponge blasting employs particles of sponge as abrasive.


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


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.


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


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


What organization partners with Orr & Boss, the coatings consulting and market research firm, to develop and publish the Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report?


Which of the following alternatives is an engineering control for an air-contaminant workplace hazard?


True or false: The Painting & Decorating Contractors of America is one of several organizations that developed the recommended levels of drywall finish.


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


What can be detected with a smoke tracer test?


The Commercial Coatings Committee of what organization is drafting a guide for measuring moisture content in concrete masonry walls?


How much South Florida outdoor exposure time is required by AAMA 2605, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels?


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


What organization issued an updated manual in 2012 on the application of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems?


What organization has a standard for the surface preparation of concrete?


True or false: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has a performance standard for coatings on architectural aluminum.


True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.


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.


True or false: The EPA has initiated action to reconsider expansion of its RRP Rule (Renovation, Repair and Painting) into commercial in addition to residential buildings, in order to limit the dangers of exposure to lead-based paint.


True or false: The USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) recommends special surface preparation prior to painting if bare wood is exposed to the atmosphere for more than three to four weeks.


What organization has a “Wall Coating Validation Program?”


True or false: Working at a height of 6 feet invokes OSHA’s Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L).


True or false: SSPC is developing standards for the selection and testing of commercial coating systems used on and in buildings.


When did, or will, OSHA’s latest rules for residential fall protection (approved in 2010) take effect?


True or false: Magnetic gages can be used for the non-destructive measurement of dry film thickness of coatings on concrete substrates.


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


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


True or false: UHP waterjetting at 35,000 to 40,000 psi is typically used for surface preparation of stucco before painting.


What is revealed by ASTM’s “Anhydrous Calcium Chloride (ASTM F1869-11)-Floors?”


The smoothest drywall finish, as described by the Gypsum Association, has what designation?


What is the main subject of the EPA’s RRP rule?


A pull stub or dolly is used with what kind of coating test in the field?


What organization provides visual profile standards for concrete?


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


What is the conventional wisdom on the length of time concrete should cure before it is coated?


Power tools such as power wire brushes can burnish or polish a steel surface. Why is this a problem?


True or false: Use of banana oil to test the fit of a respirator is called a “qualitative fit test.”


ASTM has a “plastic sheet method.” What is its purpose?


Which group did not participate in the development of GA-214-90, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish?


About how many total gallons of paint did Oregonians recycle in the first two years of the state’s PaintCare program?


What state will be the next to adopt a PaintCare program?


Why is back rolling often required following airless spraying of coatings over concrete blocks (CMUs)?


True or false: The California Supreme Court recently upheld the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s authority to enact air-quality rules on architectural coatings, even if compliance with the rules requires technology not yet developed.


What level of drywall finish requires a skim coat of joint compound or similar material to cover the entire drywall surface after multiple layers of joint compound have been applied to taped joints and fasteners?


What organization recently published the International Green Construction Code?


A pull stub used in what kind of coating test?


True or False: California is about to launch the first statewide paint recycling program in the United States.


What organization grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems (EIFS)?


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


What organization has presented Concrete Coatings Conferences at the World of Concrete show?


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


What agency produced the first VOC limits on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings?


True or false: A federal appeals court recently ruled that EPA must reinstate the provision for families without young children or pregnant women to “opt out” of the requirement in the lead paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.


What kind of instrument is used for continuity testing of coatings?


What was the first state to adopt PaintCare, the paint product stewardship “take-back” program?


ACI 301 requires how much concrete thickness to be poured over reinforcing steel?


What organization has a Wall Coating Validation Program “to provide specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an unbiased method to judge whether wall coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer’s published data sheet for that particular product?”


If SSPC-SP 16, “Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous Metals,” is used to prepare architectural aluminum for recoating, what blast pressure should be used?


True or false: Parking decks are always sealed with penetrating sealers like silanes.


What publication was created by the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and Health Care Without Harm?


True or false: SSPC has 3 different standards describing the end condition of steel after power tool cleaning.


True or false: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards.


True or false: Metal in direct summer sunlight will never be too hot to paint when the ambient temperature is 90 F.


True or false: Interior coatings for schools must be certified by an independent lab as meeting specified VOC and toxicity levels in order to comply with California's green building rating program for schools.


What is the main reason for backrolling a concrete masonry substrate after the initial paint application by spray?


True or false: Ultra-high-pressure water jetting at 30,000 psi typically produces a lower volume of water in removing coatings from a masonry substrate than does pressure washing at 5,000 psi.


Which of the following organizations has standards for selecting and using concrete repair materials?


What agency recently adopted VOC limits on colorants in architectural coatings?


Why is it necessary to remove grease from a metallic surface before you clean it by abrasive blasting?


What instrument is used for non-destructive measurement of the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?


Exceeding a recoat window would most likely lead to what type of coating failure?


What organization has a “Wall Coating Validation Program?”


True or false: From a wet film thickness measurement of an applied coating with a notch gage, it is possible to calculate what the dry film thickness will be.


Prior to surface preparation and coating work, the most important relationship to assess while measuring and recording ambient conditions is which of the following?


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.


What type of gages are used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?


True or false: To achieve good esthetics and fire resistance on exposed structural steel in building interiors, cementitious spray-applied fire resistant materials should be used.


In general, which of the following coating types or conditions is easiest to remove by blast cleaning?


True or false: The AAMA specification 2605 for coatings over aluminum panels and extrusions requires a specific level of appearance durability after 10 years of outdoor exposure at a South Florida test site.


What company owns the copyright to the content of the Paint Quality Institute?


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


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


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


Performance specifications for coatings applied to curtain wall aluminum are published by what organization?


The type of information included in the product data sheet for a paint or coating is controlled by whom?


True or false: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has a guide to selecting concrete repair materials.


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


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?


True or false: The EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule now requires third-party clearance testing after painting or remodeling to assure dangerous levels of lead have been eliminated.


What application technique is likely to cause the most overspray?


True or false: The banana oil test is recognized as a quantitative fit test of an air-purifying respirator.


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


True or false: The EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule dealing with lead paint removal applies only to residential structures constructed before 1968.


True or false: Both the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) have guides for selecting concrete repair materials.


True or false: Federal law requires that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), also know as a Product Safety Data Sheet, be published by coating manufacturers for their products, and that employers have these data sheets on hand in the workplace.


To totally remove coatings from brick and at the same time to minimize substrate damage and avoid generation of airborne dust, which of the following surface preparation methods makes the most sense?


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


What is the conventional wisdom about the amount of time required for concrete to cure before it can be coated?


What special mixing equipment is required for zinc-rich paints?


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


What is the name of the thin, weak surface layer of concrete that forms during pouring or finishing?


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.


Some types of spray painting equipment achieve higher transfer efficiency than others. What is transfer efficiency?


What is the highest level of LEED certification offered by the U.S. Green Building Council?


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


Skylights on roofs that do not meet OSHA regulatory requirements for hole covers need to have what OSHA-mandated safeguard?


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?


ASTM C 840 describes what type of finishing?


What safety precautions does OSHA require when work is conducted from swing stages 10 feet or more above the ground?


Working at what height invokes OSHA's Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L), requiring controls for fall hazards?


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


How many of SSPC's surface preparation standards describe the results of power tool cleaning of steel?


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


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


True or false: Preservationists always prefer penetrating sealers over coatings on masonry substrates in work to preserve historic structures.


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


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.


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


Which of the following organizations is dedicated to the advancement of concrete polishing?


What is the main reason why zinc coatings are sometimes applied to structural concrete?


Rotating flaps with hard metallic tips is a component of what piece of surface preparation equipment?


What is the "conventional wisdom" regarding the amount of time that should elapse before newly poured concrete can be painted?


 
 
   

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