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Daily Quiz (20)


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)?


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


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.


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


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


True or false: Wood restoration products based upon epoxy resins do not degrade upon exposure to UV light.


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”?


True or false: Products for exterior wood are sometimes formulated with high pigment concentrations to provide hiding power and to help seal the exposed wood microstructure.


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: Composition wood used for ornamental finishes has been employed for hundreds of years.


True or false: Intumescent coatings are formulated for wood substrates as well as for steel.


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


True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.


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.


Is it possible for a wood floor coating to be very glossy but not slippery?


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.


What organization has developed specifications, tests, and an approved supplier and products list for finishes used on athletic wood floors?


True or false: When a coating is applied to a wood surface degraded by exposure to sunlight, the coating can fail because of the weakness in the surface layer.


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?


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


 
 
   

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