Daily Quiz (138)


True or false: The official name of the color continuously used on the Golden Gate Bridge is Golden Harvest.


True or false: While polyurethane coatings exhibit strong weathering and water resistance when applied to metal roofs, polyurea elastomeric coatings do not.


Which of the following organizations does not certify the performance of coating materials?


True or false: Silicone-modified polyester coating systems are often used for high-end architectural metal roofing.


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


What organization recently published a standard on the texture of coatings applied to concrete substrates?


True or false: Talc is a widely used extender pigment in coatings.


True or false: The American Iron and Steel Institute publishes a test method for measuring the slip coefficient of coatings used on the faying surfaces of bolted joints.


True or false: A PaintSquare blog has described a paint store that provides contractors with freshly made paint, mixed on demand, onsite, by an automated paint machine.


What is the consensus among coating specialists about the percentage of deterioration that is acceptable at a one-year warranty inspection of water tank linings before a contractor must repair the coating job?


True or false: The Federal Highway Administration is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments.


True or false: Most field-applied commercial icephobic coatings today are based on superhydrophobic and low surface energy principles.


In coating work, what is PLURAL?


True or false: Acrylic resin can be used in a polysiloxane coating.


True or false: In coating work, carbon black is used as a scouring abrasive.


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


True or false: You fingerprint a coating to determine its resistance to staining.


True or false: It takes 25.4 mils to make 1 micron.


True or false: An anti-mosquito paint has been approved by the EPA.


True or false: Continuity testing of non-conductive coatings applied to a steel substrate is carried out with an eddy current gage.


True or false: An alkyd is a modified form of a polyester resin.


True or false: The American Coatings Association was called the National Paint and Coatings Association before it acquired its current name.


True or false: Cashew nut shells are used to create color pigments.


True or false: Performance specifications for coatings applied to curtain wall aluminum are published by the Aluminum Association.


True or false: HAPS and VOCS are synonymous.


True or false: According to Clive Hare, the threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with platey than with spherical pigments.


What type of raw material allows dark-colored paints to achieve Energy Star requirements for solar reflectance?


True or false: Zinc dust is an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control.


True or false: The Federal Highway Administration maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings.


True or false: According to a Durability + Design In Depth feature, only silyl-terminated polyethers perform successfully as liquid-applied flashing materials for rough openings and penetrations.


A recent JPCL article described a novel and solvent-free, low-temperature-cure, epoxy-polysulfide coating for what service?


What AAMA specification for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels requires 10 years of successful exposure at a South Florida test site?


True or false: Under LEED v4, architectural paints and coatings can now help contribute points in three different credit categories: emissions (EQ Credit); product disclosure and material ingredients (MR Credit); and integrated analysis of building materials (Pilot Credit).


True or false: According to a recently published Durability + Design article, there are no firmly established standards and test methods to determine the effectiveness of ice-resistant coatings.


True or false: Alkyl (solvent-borne) zinc silicates for cargo tank coatings cure initially by absorbing water from the surrounding atmosphere into the film.


What name is given to a paint component that will cause two immiscible liquids to mix?


True or false: The term “industrial coatings” refers to high-performance coatings applied in the field to resist moderate to heavy industrial atmospheres.


What is the name of a tin-zinc alloy used as a coating?


True or false: Epoxies are sometimes hybridized with silicones to achieve both anti-corrosive properties and UV resistance.


True or false: When two materials are capable of being blended satisfactorily, they are said to be immiscible.


True or false: Shotcrete can be used to create an intumescent coating over steel in building interiors.


Mineral paints with inorganic potassium silicate binders are recommended mainly for what substrate type?


What is the term used for the measure of fineness of dispersed particles in a coating?


What do aluminum, mica and stainless steel pigments have in common?


What is the common name for the coating “defect in which the wet film recedes from localized areas of the substrate (usually caused by insufficient wetting) leaving those areas uncoated”?


True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate is typically found in antifouling coatings.


Which of the following statements about moisture-cured urethanes is true?


What term describes the degree of drying of paint “when no loosening, detachment, wrinkling or other distortion of the film occurs when the thumb is borne downward while simultaneously turning the thumb through an angle of 90 degrees in the plane of the film ... and maximum pressure is exerted by the arm”?


Crack-bridging is normally associated with what type of coating?


True or false: Some types of fire-resistant intumescent coatings for steel have required as many as six coats to meet standards.


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


True or false: A coating with a heavy loading of zinc phosphate pigment achieves sacrificial protection of steel.


True or false: A coating’s resistance to fading is tested in an instrument called a light resistance chamber.


What three organizations have a joint specification for the application of thermal spray coatings?


True or false: Not all generic coating types have the same susceptibility to mildew growth.


True or false: Coatings created with silicone resins have strong resistance to oxidation.


What was the first organization to initiate painter competitions, in which teams of three painters competed against one another in demonstrating their craft by coating a large steel panel with attached angles and pipe sections?


Which of the following statements about inorganic zinc (IOZ) pre-construction primers for shipbuilding is true?


True or false: Test fences are often faced at a 45-degree angle toward the south to maximize sunlight exposure on coated test panels.


True or false: Architectural coatings are sometimes called “Trade Sales Coatings.”


True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, the term “industrial coatings” is synonymous with the term “industrial maintenance paints.”


True or false: According to ASTM, coatings include, but are not limited to, paints, varnishes, sealers and stains.


What term is defined as the percentage of coating solids actually applied to the substrate by spray application?


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


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


True or false: Duplex galvanizing is an alloy coating comprised of tin and zinc sometimes used to coat stainless steel.


True or false: A polyaspartic is an organic/inorganic hybrid coating.


True or false: Urethane acrylates are used to create UV-cure waterborne coatings for wood.


True or false: Zinc-rich coatings work extremely well in protecting steel substrates in predominantly wet, highly alkaline exposure environments.


What name is sometimes given to a coating system comprised of galvanizing together with an organic coating?


True or false: Zinc phosphate provides galvanic corrosion protection to coatings.


True or false: A recent JPCL research article concludes that thin-film coatings are effective in preventing corrosion of steel-reinforced concrete bridge components.


What organization offers training and certification as a thermal spray coatings inspector?


True or false: Efflorescence at the surface of masonry wall is not readily removable with water.


According to ASTM, what is the function of a fire-retardant coating?


True or false: Thermoplastic powders cannot be applied by thermal spraying.


What can make concrete difficult to protect with coatings?


What kind of plaster contains lime and marble dust?


A recent JPCL article proposes what type of new test method to better qualify bridge coating systems?


Polyesters modified with fatty acids and other components form what kind of coating?


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


True or false: The slip-resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by the gloss level of the finish material.


True or false: According to a D+D article, the industry’s rule of thumb is that it takes one month per inch of a concrete slab’s thickness before non-breathable flooring can be applied.


True or false: The threat of mud cracking in highly pigmented paints applied at high film builds is likely to be diminished in coating films that employ platey pigments.


True or false: Silicone elastomers are considered “soft” as opposed to “hard” biocide-free, foul-release coatings for ships’ hulls.


What organization recently formed a Task Group on the use of rust converters?


True or false: Uralkyds are two-component materials.


True or false: Inhibitive, platey or sacrificial pigments can be used in coatings on steel for corrosion prevention.


In coating work, what does Japan usually refer to?


According to a recent D+D article, what attribute defines a “functional coating”?


True or false: There is a standard for coating wastewater facilities similar to the one for water tanks, American Water Works Association D102, Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks.


Which of the following coating types is an inorganic/organic hybrid?


Talc is what type of component in a coating?


True or false: The non-volatile vehicle of a coating includes resin or binder and pigment.


True or false: Carbon blacks are prime pigments.


What is something common to both a baby and paint when its surface tension is greater than the surface tension of the substrate?


Consisting of casein, clay, earth pigments and lime, this material is used mostly by decorative painters to create a flat, coarse finish on antiques and historic substrates.


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, “While there are exceptions, the majority of roof coating systems are used as recovery systems as opposed to new construction.”


True or false: Inorganic zinc coatings are very resistant to strong acids.


What organization has standards for silicone and moisture cure polyurethane coatings to be used over spray polyurethane foam roofing?


An oil-modified polyurethane is sometimes called by what name?


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


True or false: Polyester resins are sometimes used as binders for mortars and concretes.


What organization defines 6 types of urethane coatings?


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


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.


True or false: Some intumescent coatings can require up to 100 days to apply.


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, freshly applied thermal spray aluminum is close in appearance to steel newly blasted to white metal.


True or false: Moisture-cure polyurethanes are sometimes used to create organic zinc-rich coatings.


When you add exempt solvents as thinners to a high solids coating, what happens to the VOC content?


SSPC issued a new performance specification last month for what paint type?


True or false: A water glass is an implement for drinking, but water glass has another definition relevant to coatings.


True or false: The use of copper in antifouling coatings has been approved in Europe through 2026.


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.


What generic coating type has been tested by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and shown to resist corrosion while at the same time improving ballistic protection of armored amphibious assault vehicles?


What organization conducted a study showing that cool roof coatings with ruby red pigment, because of fluorescence, or photoluminescence, performed just as well as or better than lighter-colored roofs?


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


For the most part, lattice-type transmission towers are painted with what application tool?


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


True or False: Ion exchange pigments are typically used in anti-corrosion coatings.


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.


In a live poll conducted at the Plenary Session of the recent European Coatings Show, what future coatings technology area was cited as the most significant?


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?


How do thermoplastic coatings cure?


In coating work, what is “crackle"?


True or false: Single-component, ambient-cured formulations of coatings based on PVdF resins emulsified in water see use in roof coatings, consumer house paints and wood composite deck finishes.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed waterborne epoxy coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC coatings that were traditionally used for locks and dams.


Who was the original author of the NACE publication, Corrosion Prevention by Protective Coatings?


True or false: A visible exudate of efflorescence on the surface of a material is in some circles called a “bloom."


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


ISO/TC 35/SC 14 is in charge of a standard on what topic?


True or false: The adhesion of a coating to a steel substrate can be achieved by both mechanical attachment and chemical bonding.


A new guide from SSPC published at the end of 2016 deals with what topic?


True or false: Two-coat polyaspartic urethane coating systems are sometimes recommended for protection of steel bridges.


True or false: Some single-component intumescent coatings, such as acrylics, may require up to six coats to complete the system.


WUFI software has been used to calculate the effect of coating permeance on wall system performance. Translated from German, what does WUFI stand for?


 
 
   

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