Daily Quiz (679)


True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are not the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


The most stringent performance standard for organic coatings on architectural aluminum requires how many years of successful performance on panels exposed at a South Florida test site?


Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab of what percentage before their flooring products are applied?


Intumescent coatings must contain an acid source, a carbon source and what other component?


True or false: Both cementitious and fibrous spray-applied, fire-resistant materials can contain Portland cement binders.


True or false: Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP) combine extremely durable colorfastness, IR-reflective capability and vivid colors.


True or false: Solvent-resistance, as shown by a solvent rub test, means that coatings are sufficiently cured for service.


True or false: Methyl ethyl ketone is an oxygenated solvent.


Which of the following is not a main function of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, according to a JPCL article?


True or false: It takes only 30 days to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at a national laboratory.


True or false: The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry has initiated development of a cool wall rating program.


According to an article on PaintSquare, an unopened can of a roof coating containing silicone has a shelf life of about four years.


Ion exchange pigments would most likely be found in what type of coating?


True or false: Architectural coatings are applied by contractors; trade sales paint is applied by consumers.


Which of the following materials is not an important biocidal additive for coatings?


Where would you be most likely to use an epoxy novolac?


True or false: A D+D In Depth article argues that the risks of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems can be predicted based on the initial selection of the coating and number of repaints that have been conducted.


True or false: According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, Atlanta is now one of the several cities that have a cool roof mandate.


Many coating manufacturers recommend what maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab before their flooring products are applied, according to a D+D article?


True or false: The New York State Department of Transportation has a test procedure, titled “Determining the Graffiti Resistance of Anti-Graffiti Coatings.”


Which of the following does not have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study reported in Durability & Design?


The use of what machine is described in an ASTM standard on measuring the static coefficient of friction of polish-coated flooring surfaces?


True or false: UL1709 is the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.


True or false: Tests of fire resistive materials are conducted in real fire conditions.


What association is establishing Owner Peer Groups and Key Employee Peer Groups?


True or false: Water beading on a new concrete floor indicates it is not ready for application of a chemically reactive stain.


True or false: UV-cured waterborne coatings can be successfully used on wood floors.


Burnishing, polishing and abrasive blasting are examples of what?


True or false: When used as reflective roof coatings, polyureas provide more heat resistance than polysiloxanes.


Which of the following is an anti-graffiti coating that functions by low "surface-free energy"?


In the list below, which organization focuses its services on building enclosure consultants?


In coating work, what are fines?


What coating technology was used to create a reflective roof coating claimed to be the coolest white paint ever formulated?


True or false: A liquid-applied air barrier is claimed to seal cracks, rough openings, seams and sheathing joints on above-grade walls.


IR pigments are most likely to be used in what type of coating?


True or false: Among reflective roof coatings, polyureas have the most heat resistance, according to a D+D article.


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


True or false: Polyaspartic and polyurea floor coating chemistries cannot cure in extremely low temperatures.


True or false: Acrylic, silicone and polyurethane resin systems can be used to create elastomeric coatings.


True or false: The polymer concrete resin furan is based on an alcohol derived from cashew nut oil.


True or false: Thin-film, intumescent coatings for building interiors often employ vinyl-acrylic or acrylic resins.


What do PVDF and FEVE have in common?


True or false: The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called a retarder.


True or false: MPI has a product validation program for deck coatings.


At what university is a collection of more than 2,500 pigments?


True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate can be found in intumescent coatings.


True or false: Silicone foul-release coatings on ship’s hulls now require repair approximately every 10 years, according to a JPCL article writer.


True or false: Epoxy coatings formulated for application over green concrete (less than 28 days of cure) must contain inhibitive pigments.


True or false: Air barriers must be able to withstand greater pressures than vapor barriers can.


True or false: Jet fire tests are not used to determine the heat-insulating capabilities of intumescent coatings in cellulosic fires.


Pigments that overlap one another in a coating film and thereby create a tortuous path for the migration of moisture to the substrate beneath the coating have what name?


True or false: When installing flooring materials, commercial flooring contractors are not concerned about the level of fly ash in the concrete mix.


Which of the following words describing a characteristic of pigments does not fit with the other three?


The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command helped what organization to create a web-based tool for selecting and specifying architectural coatings?


What organization has published a classification system for textures of floor coating finish coats and a set of tactile comparators?


True or false: SSPC has a recently developed guide to selecting concrete floor coatings.


True or false: Aggressive application of dehumidification to dry a concrete floor slab should begin immediately after placement.


Extender pigments are often classified into four groups: sulfates, carbonates, oxides and what other group?


True or false: Recently, the European Commission officially decided to classify titanium dioxide in its powder form as not suspected of causing cancer to humans.


True or false: The most common types of primers for metal roofs are formulated from acrylics containing some form of zinc pigment for corrosion resistance, according to a JPCL article.


True or false: One study has found that a spray polyurethane roofing systems is recoated every 15 years, on average.


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council worked with the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association to create a Product Category Rule for roof coatings.


True or false: Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently published results of a study about how cool roofs can mitigate the effect of urban heat waves.


True or false: Silver is sometimes used as a biocidal agent in coatings.


True or false: Testing of fire-resistive materials for a cellulosic fire requires a gradually increasing temperature until it reaches 2,000 F after an hour.


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


True or false: HUD publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials.


True or false: Mixed metal oxide pigments produced at high temperatures are used for fire resistance in coatings.


True or false: The NFPA has a standard measuring the functional durability of spray-applied, fire-resistive coatings.


True or false: ICRI publishes the Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials.


True or false: Using silicone over epoxy does not work well in a metal roof coating system, according to a JPCL article.


True or false: The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called the retarder solvent.


True or false: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is merging with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance.


What causes solvent popping?


True or false: In coating work, the cold wall effect is created with a liquid-applied air barrier.


True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, provide sacrificial protection of the metal.


True or false: Spray foam systems can act as effective air barrier systems either externally applied over structural elements or internally applied within cavity systems.


What organization has a council that deals with architectural coatings?


True or false: European authorities are studying the possibility that titanium dioxide may be a carcinogen to humans.


What is the term used to describe solvents with limited photochemical reactivity?


In discussing how to achieve success in coating concrete, a noted authority named “the culprit that’s echoed across the industry when it comes to coating failure.” What culprit did he name?


According to a PaintSquare writer, the floor coating material of choice for the food and beverage industry is which of the following?


True or false: According to an author, most cool-roof coatings today incorporate acrylic resins.


True or false: Additives based on hydrated lime are sometimes used in anti-bacterial coatings.


True or false: When a manufacturer claims that a microbicidal coating kills 99.9% of certain infectious bacteria, the coating must be tested and registered by the EPA.


True or false: NACE and SSPC publish a joint standard on qualifying and certifying architectural coating applicators.


True or False: AAMA Subcommittee D01.42 deals with standards for architectural coatings.


What is the function of a fire-retardant paint, according to ASTM?


True or false: Low-build coatings can meet the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, most manufacturers do not recommend special cleaners to prepare the roof surface prior to applying their coatings to single-ply membranes like ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.


True or false: Several energy codes require specific levels of reflectance and heat resistance for cool roof coatings.


Resins combining vinyl neoesters and alkoxysilane monomers have been proposed to replace what more conventional resin systems?


True or false: The slipperiness of a wood floor finish is influenced most by the generic type of the finish material and its film formation.


What organization worked with the Department of Energy to develop synthetic dirt for accelerated testing of roof coatings?


True or false: The Reflective Roof Coating Institute maintains a database of reflective roof coating products that lists the reflectance and emittance of each one.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, most manufacturers recommend special cleaners to prepare the roof surface prior to applying their coatings to single-ply membranes like ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.


True or false: UL publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials.


True or false: In New York City’s new green roof bill, all new residential and commercial buildings must have either vegetation, solar panels, small wind turbines or a combination of these to comply.


What coating type has been described as the “the king of PFP” (passive fire protection) in hot and cold climates?


True or false: In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, only high-build coatings meet the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council.


True or false: Silyl-terminated polyether technology is sometimes employed to create liquid-applied air barriers.


What cities have enacted green roof mandates?


True or false: PDA has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee.


True or false: A recently described coating containing resins combining vinyl neoesters and alkoxysilane monomers is claimed to have several advantages over two-component polyurethane topcoats.


True or false: Graphene is being used in coatings for corrosion protection as well as in architectural coatings.


True or false: The SWRI has a performance standard for liquid-applied flashing materials used on the exterior wall openings of buildings.


True or false: Polyurea coatings are among the three most commonly specified generic coating types for spray foam roofing.


True or false: Prime pigments in coatings provide colorant value and hiding power.


True or false: Aluminum silicate can be used as an extender pigment.


What is the name of the organizations in many major cities around the country, with the aim of advancing the technology of constructing the building enclosure or envelope?


True or false: ACI has a specification for pigments used to create integrally colored concrete.


Which of the following pigments is not classified as a prime pigment?


In the Million Cool Roofs Challenge, how much money will be awarded to the winning team that has demonstrated the best sustainable and transferable model for rapid deployment of cool roofs in a developing country and best meets the judging criteria?


True or false: Ion exchange pigments provide antifouling properties to coatings.


True or false: Zinc phosphate is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control.


True or false: The relative ability of a roof surface to radiate absorbed heat is called solar reflectance.


True or false: ICRI has recently published a Concrete Coating Texture Standard.


True or false: According to a PaintSquare blogger in speaking about the Grenfell Tower fire, fire-resistive tests “serve as comparative, and not predictive, tools.”


True or false: UL publishes the technical manual, Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials.


The three coating types used most commonly as topcoats over spray foam roofing include acrylic, silicone and what other generic type, according to a JPCL article?


True or false: Extender pigments are classified by Clive Hare as functional pigments.


True or false: A collection of 2,500 pigments can be found at the National Institute of Science and Technology.


What is one important difference between an air barrier and a vapor barrier in terms of resistance properties?


True or false: Non-toxic, foul-release coatings for ships hulls are often based on silicone elastomers.


SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings on what type of substrate?


What is the pigment being discussed in the following quote? “The researchers say that, in addition to being an effective choice for cooling roofs and facades, the pigment also has potential for producing solar energy, and could be used to tint windows or photovoltaic cells.”


True or false: UL (Underwriters Laboratories) publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials.


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


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


True or false: The 2019 World of Concrete includes a three-hour seminar on concrete polishing.


True or false: The U.S. and Russia have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


True or false: The structural steel exoskeleton of the New York Times Building is protected with an intumescent coating.


True or false: According to a concrete coating specialist in a JPCL article, failure of flooring materials is usually due to a combination of factors rather than a single, simple cause that led to below-expectation performance.


True or false: In a solvent blend, the last solvent to evaporate from a coating is called a retarding solvent.


True or false: Cavern Clay is an extender pigment with anti-corrosion properties.


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America has evaluated and listed the fluid-applied air barriers for walls from 52 companies.


True or false: According to an industry study reported in Durability + Design, the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occurs in the first six months of service.


True or false: Mixed metal oxide pigments produced at high temperatures are used to improve the corrosion resistance of coatings.


For what main reason are penetrating sealers avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures?


True or false: There is an intumescent coating for application over SPF insulation.


According to an experienced roof coating applicator, quoted in a D+D In Depth article, “If you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preparation, procedure and dry film thickness, we’ve had roof coating systems perform well beyond their expected service life — in some instances 15 years-plus.”


True or false: Silicone, liquid-applied air barriers—particularly those that are water-based—offer primerless adhesion to most construction substrates, says a Durability + Design article.


True or false: Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in high-heat coatings.


True or false: Additives based on hydrated lime are sometimes used in anti-bacterial coatings.


Which of the following is not a lead- and chromate-free inhibitive pigment?


What is the name given to the zinc ammonium chloride solution that cleans and deposits a protective layer on steel before it is immersed in molten zinc to achieve galvanizing?


True or false: Forest Products Laboratories validates the results of performance tests published by manufacturers of deck coatings.


True or false: Titanium dioxide pigment is manufactured by either the American or the French process.


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


Sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in what CSP range, according to a recent Durability + Design In Depth article?


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: Cashew nut shells are used to create color pigments.


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


True or false: The exoskeleton of the New York Times building was coated with a system that included an intumescent coating.


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


True or false: Red iron oxide pigments are stable at high temperatures (above 500°F).


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


True or false: Studies have shown that foul-release coatings are the most effective types in combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


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


True or false: Gold, silver, copper and aluminum are all applied as thin leaf for decorative purposes.


True or false: Mother of pearl is sometimes used as a decorative aggregate in polymer terrazzo floor coatings.


True or false: FRCMs is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials.


What organization publishes the Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials?


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 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: High levels of cross-link density in coatings is achieved by pigment loading.


True or false: A drawdown bar is used to apply gold leaf to a metal substrate.


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


What is another term for Venetian mosaic?


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


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


True or false: A study reported in Durability + Design determined that coating chemistry has a significant effect on the solar reflectance level of reflective roof coatings over time.


One of the two main forms of titanium dioxide has what name?


True or false: Walnut shells are used in some non-slip, textured coatings.


Barrier and sacrificial protection are two forms of corrosion control that can be formulated into a coating. What is a third?


Which of the pigments below provide additional barrier protection to a coating by overlapping and causing moisture to follow a long, roundabout path before reaching the substrate?


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.


What is another name for natural calcium silicate pigment?


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


What organization publishes a guide that addresses the structural performance of the most commonly used composite thermal barrier framing systems?


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: Reflectance and heat resistance are the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


True or false: An Atlas Test Cell is normally used to test the performance of liquid-applied air barriers.


True or false: According to ABAA, “A water resistive barrier is a thin membrane, typically 5 to 15 mils thick (.005 to 0.015 in. or 0.13 to .38 mm), which is intended to resist liquid water that has penetrated behind the exterior cladding” of a building.


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


True or false: A convertible coating after film formation and drying can be re-dissolved in the solvent from which it was originally deposited.


What organization published the Architectural Painting Specification Manual?


True or false: Polar solvents can be used to make paint sufficiently conductive for electrostatic spraying.


What is another name for a polyurethane characterized as Type I by ASTM?


True or false: A solvent with a low boiling point evaporates more slowly than one with a higher boiling point.


What pigment type provides color, opacity and UV resistance to coatings?


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


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems do not cure at low temperatures.


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


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: Acrylic resin is sometimes used to make polymer cement and polymer mortars and concretes.


Solvents with negligible photochemical reactivity have what status?


True or false: Building envelope forensic consultants state that transitions from openings in the substrate to the air barrier is the biggest identified point of failure in air barrier systems, according to a recent D+D article.


What is the conventional coating term used to describe flake pigments aligning with or floating near the surface of a coating?


True or false: Two-component polyurethanes used as protective coatings are thermosetting coatings.


Which of the following resin systems can be used to create an elastomeric coating?


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.


What organization offers the credential of Registered Building Envelope Consultant?


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


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


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


True or false: In recoating of metal roofs, success can be achieved by using dissimilar materials, such as silicone over epoxy.


True or false: Vinyl ester and methyl methacrylate floor coatings are typically used in light-duty exposure service.


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.


True or false: According to a D+D article, you can drive on a polyurea-coated floor or use a coated product within 12 hours of application.


The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in what terms?


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


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, unopened, cool-roof coatings containing silicone remain viable for only around two years.


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?


What pigment is made by both a French process and an American process?


True or false: Once flocculation has occurred with pigment particles, the condition is irreversible.


True or false: Solvent cleaning of steel is recommended to be used after other surface preparation methods such as abrasive blast cleaning.


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


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


What type of pigments can provide corrosion resistance, mildew and bacterial resistance, fire retardance and anti-fouling properties?


True or false: Some dissimilar materials combine especially well in a metal roof coating system, such as silicone over epoxy, according to a D+D article.


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.


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


True or false: Methyl methacrylate resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


In a recent JPCL article, service conditions for concrete floor coatings include mechanical, compositional and what other factor?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, a disadvantage of silicone roof coatings is a limited shelf life.


True or false: Calcium borosilicate has been used as an anti-corrosive pigment in protective coatings.


True or false: A recent D+D article classifies silicones and polysiloxanes as permanent anti-graffiti coatings.


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?


True or false: Alkyd and acrylic resins are both classified as synthetic resins.


According to a recent D+D In Depth article, the use of silicone in roof coatings provides what advantage?


True or false: SSPC has a Paint Application standard for applying intumescent coatings to steel.


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


According to an industry glossary, a microtopping over concrete is generally how thick?


True or false: Hydrated lime-based additives are sometimes used in antibacterial coatings.


Among the chemistry types commonly used for reflective roof coatings, which has the most heat resistance, according to a Durability + Design article?


True or false: If a local building code requires compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, then a complete air barrier system must be part of the building enclosure.


True or false: Carbon blacks are prime pigments.


What is one difference between polished concrete and terrazzo?


True or false: Sprayed fire-resistive materials are intumescent coatings.


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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


Underwriters Laboratories (UL) tests and approves what two categories of intumescent coatings?


The slip resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by what characteristic?


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


True or false: Generally speaking, chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents are toxic.


Which of the following is a prime pigment?


According to ASTM nomenclature, what is the name of the synthetic resin made from polyhydric alcohols and polybasic acids; generally modified with resins, fatty oils or fatty acids?


True or false: Walnut shells are sometimes used in non-slip, textured coatings.


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?


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


True or false: A recent RCI Publication concluded that cool roofing materials installed over West Coast wood deck systems have reduced the ability of these systems to be self-drying.


True or false: MEK is specified for use in the ASTM solvent rub test for organic zinc-rich coatings.


Which reflective roof coating type has the greatest heat resistance?


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


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems have a lifespan of 50+ years with regular maintenance, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


Methyl methacrylate, used in liquid-applied waterproofing and traffic-marking paints, is the primary raw material in what well-known product?


True or false: The main functions of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, are UV protection of the roofing material, reflectivity and emissivity, and smog destruction.


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


True or false: Inhibitive pigments provide cathodic protection to steel.


True or false: CICP (Complex Inorganic Color Pigments) combines extremely durable colorfastness with IR-reflective capability but cannot produce vivid colors.


SSPC is seeking nominations for a Board position in the category, “other product suppliers.” How is this supplier category defined?


What organization maintains the Reflective Roof Rebates Database?


What is the name of the process that causes a metal to become inert or unreactive?


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


What organization bills itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants"?


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


True or false: In a recent Durability + Design article, John Straube pointed to ABAA and BECs (Building Enclosure Councils) as sources of good training and technical information about air barriers.


What is the name of a machine used to measure the coefficient of friction of polish-coated floors?


True or false: Acrylic coatings are the generic type used most frequently on high-end architectural metal roofing.


True or false: The type of substrate to which a reflective roof coating is applied has a profound effect on the solar reflective properties of the coating over time.


A recent D+D In Depth article on floor coatings recommended what action to combat high alkalinity at the surface of a concrete slab?


True or false: Lamellar pigments are valuable in increasing the permeability of coatings.


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


True or false: Intumescent fire-resistive coatings are classified as active rather than passive fireproofing materials.


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


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, spray-applied polyurea roof coating can be walked on within 10 seconds after application.


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.


How does an intumescent coating function?


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


True or false: The overlapping of platey pigments in a coating creates crevices that diminish the coating’s barrier properties.


True or false: Some causes of blistering of concrete floor coatings are air entrapment in pores of the concrete, osmotic pressure and insufficient cleaning of the concrete surface.


True or false: In a broad sense, any polymer used as a basic material for coatings is called a resin.


True or false: Hare classifies pigments into four types according to their roles in coatings: functional pigments, extender pigments, prime pigments and pigmentary additives.


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


The three most commonly specified coating types used over spray foam roofing include acrylic and silicone. What is the third type?


True or false: Alkyds are the main generic type of sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings.


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


Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in what application?


What coating system was used to restore the 9.7-acre roof of the Louisiana Superdome (now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in the Fall of 2005 after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina?


In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, which category of coating meets the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council?


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy but not very slippery.


True or false: According to a recently published marketing study, the majority of architectural coatings is used on commercial and institutional buildings.


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 is developing a standard tentatively titled “Laboratory Performance Requirements for Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units in Air Barrier Assemblies”?


True or false: Laitance, sealers and other surface contaminants do not have to be removed prior to performing a moisture test on a concrete floor slab, according to a recent JPCL article.


Which of the following is an oxygenated solvent?


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


What performance property of epoxy resins makes them useful as wood repair products?


What is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials?


PVDF is an essential component of what generic coating type?


True or false: Thermoplastic is another name for thermoset resins.


True or false: Fire-resistive, intumescent coatings sometimes have epoxy and sometimes acrylic resin systems.


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) trains and certifies air barrier contractors, installers and architects.


True or false: Vinyl ester floor coatings are ineffective at resisting harsh chemical exposures.


True or false: Red iron oxide pigment is stable at temperatures of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.


Which of the following pigment types are sometimes used as extenders?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


What organization is developing the “Guide for Fluid Applied Air Barrier Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units”?


How many days does it take to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory?


What is the coating term used to describe the action of flake metallic pigments, such as aluminum, and certain other pigments aligning with or floating near or at the coating surface when mixed with a suitable vehicle?


True or false: Fire-resistive and fire-retardant paints perform the same function.


True or false: SSPC is developing a quantitative coatings texture guide as an aid in specifying flooring systems that will improve traction on floors expected to be wet or covered with contaminants.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate membranes have been used as water and root barriers beneath roof gardens.


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


Which of the following is not a platey pigment?


True or false: Following Hurricane Katrina, a metal replacement roof was installed on the Superdome.


True or false: The Heat Island Group is located in Hawaii.


In what type of coating would you be most likely to find ammonium polyphosphate?


True or false: Sugar beets, soybeans, flaxseed, and sunflower seeds have been used to develop bio-based resins for coatings.


True or false: There is no comprehensive list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits for applying reflective roof coatings.


What organization has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee?


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.


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


True or false: Waterproofing membranes for green roofs have included liquid-applied material based on methyl methacrylate technology.


True or false: The installed cost of thick-film resinous coating systems, such as high-build epoxies and polyureas, on concrete floors ranges from $3.50 to $7.00 per square foot, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council now offers either rapid ratings via accelerated testing or three-year aging of reflective roof coatings to determine cool roof performance levels.


Which of the following is not classified as an additive in a coating formulation?


What is the content of the non-mandatory appendix of SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning, added during the 2015 revision of the standard?


Which one of the following coating types is the least commonly used as an air barrier?


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings are very resistant to solvents and oils.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees F.


True or false: Silanes are classified as semi-permanent anti-graffiti coatings.


True or false: The “coolness” of a cool roof coating is determined by the ability of the coating to reflect solar energy.


FEVE is used in what resin technology?


True or false: Ion exchange pigments are normally used in intumescent coatings.


True or false: Coatings with inhibitive pigments are effective in protecting concrete substrates.


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


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?


What paint pigment is manufactured either by the French process or by the American process?


Nanoparticles of what pigment can be incorporated into outdoor building materials, such as paint or concrete, to reduce smog?


A pigment with a lamellar structure would tend to provide what function in a coating on steel?


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, the three coating types most commonly specified over spray foam roofing are acrylic, silicone and polyurea.


True or false: The National Air Barrier Association (NABA) is headquartered in Massachusetts.


True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much greater than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.


An additive based on hydrated lime would likely be found in what type of functional coating?


True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, do not provide sacrificial protection of the metal.


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


An alkyd is a modified form of what other resin?


True or false: The U.S. and China have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


Among the generic coating types used for reflective roof coatings, which of the following has the most heat resistance?


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 spherical pigments.


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


Anatase and rutile are mineral forms of what pigment?


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


What organization published a voluntary standard in 2015 on reactive coatings for fire protection of metallic substrates?


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?


True or false: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.


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


What does the IR stand for in IR pigments.


According to a recent D+D article, what generic type of floor coating can be installed at extremely low temperatures?


True or false: Storage of vinyl ester resin in hot conditions can cause the material to harden in the can.


Coatings with “formaldehyde-abatement technology,” described recently in a D+D article, are based on what generic resin?


True or false: Titanium dioxide is used mainly as an anti-corrosive pigment.


Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms that describe what pigment property?


True or false: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has created what it calls a “cool roof time machine.”


What organization has the mission of being the voice for air barrier knowledge?


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?


What organization publishes an architectural painting specification manual?


Additives based on hydrated lime would find use in what type of coating?


True or false: Cool roofs must be white in order to achieve solar reflectance.


True or false: The mission of RCI Inc. is to advance the profession of building envelope consultants.


Anti-graffiti coatings removed during cleaning are classified as what type?


What paint pigment is manufactured by the American and the French process?


True or false: Materials used for waterproofing under green roofs require a higher standard of performance than materials used for roofing.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, maintenance procedures and costs for polished concrete floors can be up to 70% lower than for other floor coverings.


What is the term for the formation of clusters of pigment particles in a coating after dispersion has been carried out?


True or false: Extender pigments are used only to reduce the cost of manufacturing paint.


True or false: Among these generic reflective roof coating types—polyurea, polyurethane and polysiloxane—polysiloxane is noted to have the most heat resistance, according to a Durability + Design article.


Leafing and non-leafing are descriptions of what paint pigment?


True or false: In describing the performance of cool roof coatings, thermal emittance and solar reflectance are synonymous terms.


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


Which of the following resins can be produced from a by-product of the coke oven process?


What recent development in construction makes it desirable for floor coatings to have UV resistance?


True or false: Thixotropes are added to paint to make it thicker.


Which of the pigments below provide additional barrier protection to a coating by overlapping and causing moisture to follow a long, roundabout path before reaching the substrate?


True or false: The higher the refractive index of a pigment, the lower is its hiding power in a coating.


True or false: Some methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous floor coatings can be installed in freezing temperatures.


Why does the EPA make some solvents exempt from VOC calculations?


True or false: There is not yet a roof coating that can perform successfully over a weathered thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof substrates, according to a recent Durability + Design article.


True or false: Leafing aluminum pigments are completely wetted by the binder and thus spread evenly throughout the coating film.


True or false: Resistance to water ponding may be the single most important performance feature needing improvement for elastomeric acrylic roof coatings, according to a recent D+D article.


True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much less than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.


California Title 24 requires that reflective roof coatings maintain a specified level of reflectance for how many years?


True or false: White, reflective roof coatings should not be applied to asphalt shingles, according to the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA).


True or false: According to an industry study reported in D+D, the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occurs in the first three years of service.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate resins are sometimes used to formulate floor coatings.


True or false: UV floor-curing units can polymerize and cure a single-component, UV-curable polyurethane coating in fractions of a second.


The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) recently merged with what organization?


True or false: A recent Durability + Design article noted that epoxy floor coatings can be made more durable in high traffic areas if topcoated with polyurethane.


True or false: Some coatings become solvent-resistant, as shown by a solvent rub test, before they are sufficiently cured for service.


True or false: Resistance to dirt pick-up is important to the performance cool roof coatings.


True or false: The quality of workmanship is not seen as a potential weakness of liquid-applied air barriers.


What is the term used to describe solvents with limited photochemical reactivity?


True or false: Where insulation is required to maintain hot service in tanks and piping, thermal insulative coatings are now sometimes used in place of insulating wraps covered with metallic jackets.


True or false: Thick-film intumescent coatings are used only to resist the impact of cellulosic fires on structural steel.


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


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


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


True or false: Breathable coatings often incorporate platey pigments.


Mixed metal oxide pigments produced at high temperatures are used for what purpose in coatings?


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


An alkyd is a modified form of what other resin?


In what exposure conditions would you be most likely to specify an epoxy novolac floor coating?


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


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


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


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


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?


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


True or false: Complex inorganic color pigments (CICP) contribute to vivid and durable colors in coatings but lack the IR reflectivity needed for reflective roof coatings.


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


How is talc normally classified as a pigment in coatings?


What is an exempt solvent?


True or false: Acrylics are used in reflective roof coatings, air barriers, and adhesives and sealants.


True or false: SSPC is developing performance standards for architectural coating materials.


What is the function of an inhibitive pigment?


For high-heat applications (above 1,000 degrees F), you would select a coating from among which of the following generic types?


True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.


In coatings, “American process” and “French process” refer to the creation of what material?


Retained water-soluble solvents within a coating film in immersion or continuous high moisture service will, most likely, lead to what kind of failure?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much greater than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.


True or false: Both fire-retardant and fire-resistant coatings are classified as passive fire protection materials.


What extender pigment is also known as calcite, marble flour, and whiting?


True or false: Self-adhered membrane air barriers can sometimes be applied in temperatures colder than are acceptable for liquid-applied air barriers.


True or false: Several Continuous Insulation (CI) materials are also recognized as approved air barrier materials by the IECC.


True or false: Concrete masonry walls coated with a block filler followed by 2 coats of a paint or sealer coating are among pre-approved air barrier assemblies deemed to comply with a maximum air leakage rate of 0.04 cfm/sq. ft. in the 2102 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).


True or false: Coatings specified to be used on the faying surfaces of slip-critical bolted connections on steel structures must be tested and classified for their slip-coefficient properties.


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


True or false: A thixotrope is the type of additive that allows paint to have a lower viscosity when it is stirred or shaken.


True or false: Titanium dioxide is a highly opaque pigment.


What is the cure mechanism of conventional oil-alkyds applied in the field to architectural structures?


A solvent rub test is used on coatings for what main purpose?


True or false: Air barrier installers are certified by the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC).


True or false: Inhibitive pigments provide solar reflectance to roof coatings.


True or false: The resin furan employs di- and tri-functional silanes as its primary building blocks.


True or false: The overlapping of platey pigments in a coating creates crevices that diminish the coating’s barrier properties.


Fluoropolymers are generally classified as what type of anti-graffiti coating?


FEVE and PVDF are what kind of resin technologies?


True or false: Some concrete floor finishes are more tolerant to moisture than others.


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


Where does the Heat Island Group reside?


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


True or false: The threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with spherical than with platey pigments.


True or false: According to Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, infiltration and exfiltration account for 20 to 30 percent of the cooling and heating loads in commercial and residential buildings.


What solvent is used in the solvent rub test for cure of inorganic zinc coatings?


True or false: According to the Concrete Polishing Association of America, the danger of slipping on polished concrete floors tends to be greater than that of most other floor coverings.


True or false: SSPC has initiated development of performance standards for architectural coating materials.


True or false: A recent Reflective Roof Coatings Institute study found that the type of substrate to which a reflective roof coating is applied has a profound effect on the solar reflective properties of the coating over time.


What makes an anti-graffiti coating sacrificial?


What is the function of zinc pyrithione in paint?


What resin chemistry is suitable for development of coatings that can be successfully applied to stucco?


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


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


What organization maintains an approved product list for sealers and finishes used on athletic wood floors?


A polyaspartic coating is a version of what larger generic class?


Leafing action is characteristic of what paint constituent?


Reflectance and emittance are important properties of what type of coatings?


True or False: AAMA Subcommittee D01.42 deals with standards for architectural coatings.


What pigment is made by both a French process and an American process?


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


True or False: Pigments used to make coatings must be spherical in shape.


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


The Architectural Painting Decision Tree, a web-based tool for selecting and specifying architectural coatings, was developed and launched in 2013 by MPI with the development help of what other organization?


True or False: The PosiTest Air Leak Tester is a laboratory device for determining if mock-ups have air leaks.


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


True or False: Both zinc and aluminum are used as thermal spray materials for corrosion protection of steel.


True or False: Fire resistance ratings of materials protected with intumescent coatings are expressed in the (degrees Fahrenheit) temperature that the coating can withstand before it fails.


What organization is developing a guide for testing the suitability of thin-film coatings as air barriers?


What ASTM technical committee has a subcommittee that deals with air barriers?


In what organization is the Heat Island Group?


Which of the following pigments is most stable at high temperatures (above 500°F)?


What is solvent popping?


True or False: Flocculation increases pigment distribution within a paint material.


Two dozen members of what roof coating industry association lobbied Congress in July to promote their interests?


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.


IR pigments are most likely to be used in what type of coating?


What ASTM Committee deals with air barriers?


What organization created a recipe for synthetic dirt in order to create an accelerated test for determining the longevity of reflectivity in roof coatings?


True or False? Coatings resistant to high heat (above 450° F) are typically based on organic resins.


What recent development in construction makes it important for floor coatings to have UV resistance?


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


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


True or False? Ground mica is used in both joint compound for finishing drywall and as a pigment in paints.


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?


In a D+D News story about research at North Dakota State University on bio-based materials for coating resins, which of the following materials is not listed as a source of resin development?


Hydrocarbon wax is used in what type of anti-graffiti coating?


The acronym TSP stands for “Total Suspended Particulate,” as well as for what well-known material in coating work?


Anatase and rutile are types of what paint component?


True or False: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.


True or false: In the International Building Code, air and vapor barriers are not required to pass NFPA 285 fire test of wall assemblies containing combustible materials.


True or False: Exempt solvents are highly photochemically reactive.


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


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


True or false: The amount of chalking of a paint film can be affected by the choice of both pigment and binding medium.


What organization conducted a study to determine, in part, if aluminum test panels were suitable substrate types for field evaluations of reflective roof coatings?


True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, provide sacrificial protection of the metal.


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?


Which of the following materials is not used to make a biocidal additive for coatings?


Which of the following does NOT have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI)?


An alkyd is a modified form of what other resin?


What was the location of the recent field testing on air barrier performance conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Air Barrier Association of America?


FEVE is used in what resin technology?


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


True or false: Opaque stains produce color on a concrete floor by reacting chemically with the concrete.


To achieve color and gloss retention at very high heat exposure (500-600 F), what type of resin base would be used to formulate a coating?


True or false: Some experts recommend that a weathered TPO roof be prepared for coating by cleaning with an aqueous cleaner followed by power washing.


What organization has teamed up with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a large research study to quantify the performance and cost-effectiveness of air barriers?


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


True or false: A three-year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that EIFS performed better in resisting moisture and acting as a thermal barrier than other wall assemblies, such as stucco, brick, concrete block, and cement board.


Sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings are normally made with what ingredient below?


Anatase and rutile are mineral forms of what pigment?


What paint ingredient can make a dark-colored roof coating reflective?


Where is the three-year study, “Assessment of the Impact of Air Barriers on Energy and Moisture Control,” being conducted?


Which of the following pigments is not classified as a prime pigment?


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy and very slippery.


Cashew nut shell liquid is the source for what type of coating raw material?


True or false: An industrial floor coating containing 50 percent bio-based material was recently introduced.


True or false: According to a study conducted at Stanford University, reflective roof coatings may increase rather than decrease global warming.


True or false: Cool roofs in colors other than white can achieve solar reflectance.


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require UL approval.


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


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


Additives based on hydrated lime would find use in what type of coating?


Platey pigments contribute to what mechanism of corrosion protection?


Which of the following statements about intumescent, fire-resistive coatings is not true?


In architectural coatings and construction, what does BEC stand for?


True or false: soybeans are sometimes used to make raw materials for spray polyurethane foam.


Which group is currently conducting a multiphase program to quantify the benefits of air-barrier technology?


Nanoparticles of what pigment can be incorporated into outdoor building materials, such as paint or concrete, to reduce smog?


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


True or false: Reflective roof coatings do not have to be white to be effective.


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


True or false: Intumescent, fire-resistive coatings cannot be applied with plural-component spray equipment.


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


According to ASTM D 6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic, cool roof coatings?


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?


True or false: ASTM has test methods for measuring the air barrier performance all of the following: materials, assemblies, and whole buildings.


True or false: Henry Ford’s high gloss Japan black enamel used on early mass-produced Ford cars and trucks, relied on high levels of lampblack pigment for coloration.


True or false: There are no quantitative methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete floor slabs.


True or false: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance are two terms for the same performance property of a reflective roof coating.


Which of the following are platey pigments?


True or false: Some roof coating systems now feature fluoropolymer topcoats.


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


True or false: Even in dark colors, IR-pigmented coatings on metal roofs can meet Energy Star requirements for solar reflectance.


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the dry film thickness of an acrylic coating used in roofing?


Which resin type has the greatest heat resistance?


True or false: There are standard tests to determine performance of air barrier materials.


What pigment below gives the best hiding power to a coating?


True or false: An air/vapor barrier should be part of the building-envelope assembly in warm climates but not cold climates.


What organization is partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on developing “the roof of the future,” including cool roof coatings?


Which pigment used in paints is white?


Among the chemistry types commonly used for reflective roof coatings, which has the most heat resistance, according to a recent D+D article?


What organization has developed a test method to determine air leakage of air barrier assemblies?


Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in what application?


Sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings are often made from what material type?


The structural steel exoskeleton of the New York Times Building, completed in 2008, is coated with what specialty material, in addition to anticorrosive and UV-resistant layers?


True or false: Because of the positive slope and limited potential for ponding water, elastomeric acrylics are a reasonable choice for restoration of metal roof coatings.


True or false: The addition of pigments is required to match the color of concrete repair materials with the color of the concrete matrix being repaired.


What organization trains and certifies air barrier contractors?


How is the performance of a “cool roof” measured by the Cool Roof Rating Council?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


True or false: For high heat exposure and resistance to chemicals, except fluorine, potassium silicate polymer concretes are a good choice.


According to Vince Cammalleri of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, in an interview with D+D, liquid-applied air barriers have what positive attribute?


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems offer both rapid and very low temperature cure.


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


True or false: Both polyurea and polyurethane elastomeric coatings exhibit strong weathering and water resistance when applied to metal roofs.


Which one of the following coating types is the least commonly used as an air barrier?


What is a strippable coating?


True or false: Using dyes on concrete floors eliminates the non-uniformity of color that is a trademark of acid stains.


What recent development in construction makes UV resistance of interior floor coatings desirable?


What association has an Architectural Coatings Committee?


What organization recently conducted a study on the air barrier performance of conventional coatings applied at conventional film thicknesses?


What is an exempt solvent?


Which of the following antigraffiti coating types is likely to be the most durable and resistant to repeated cleaning with detergents?


The biggest drop in a coating’s solar reflectance occurs in what time period, according to a recent field performance study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute?


What raw material supplier recently announced an agreement with a biotechnology firm to develop an industrial-scale process for producing acrylic acid from sugar?


True or false: A recent study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI ) found wide disparities in the reflectance properties of different generic coating types.


Which of the following is not considered an advantage of liquid-applied air barriers?


What is meant by the word “exempt” in the phrase “exempt solvent?”


Inside a confined space, where do solvent vapors normally collect?


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


Which of the following is classified as a sacrificial anti-graffiti coating material?


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?


True or false: Mobile UV-cure machines are now used to achieve rapid return to service after coating of concrete floors.


Accordiing to UL's Fire Resistance Directory, how is a coating categorized when its purpose is to reduce flame spread?


Prior to the widespread understanding of their negative health effects, what is the main reason that lead pigments were widely used in protective coatings?


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 spherical pigments.


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) lists and describes the products of 9 companies in its specification on Fluid-applied Air and Vapor Barriers.


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


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.


Which of the following solvents is not a hydrocarbon type?


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


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


An epoxy-modified siloxane clear coating would be classified as what type of anti-graffiti coating?


True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes such as EPDM cannot be restored by application of liquid-applied coating systems.


True or false: White elastomeric acrylics are not used as reflective coatings for maintenance of metal roofing.


Which of the following did a recently completed study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) determine does NOT have a significant effect on solar reflectance level with aging of the surface?


True or false: Some waterborne floor coatings are cured by UV light.


According to ASTM D 6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?


What organization issued “Technical Bulletin # 16: Air Barriers” in April this year?


True or false: Titanium dioxide is mainly an anti-corrosive pigment.


Air barriers provide what benefit to buildings?


Which of the following coating types is not normally used as a permanent (non-sacrificial) anti-graffiti coating?


True or false: Liquid-applied, reinforced polymeric membranes are sometimes used for waterproofing in a green (garden) roof system.


What organization created the Energy Star Program?


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


Which of the following resin systems can be used to create an elastomeric coating?


True or False: ASHRAE's Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (90.1-2010) requires use of an air barrier in the building envelope, with a few exceptions.


What organization publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials?


True or false: Liquid-applied air barrier systems often require the limited use of peel and stick materials.


Lumiflon(R), Kynar(R), and Hylar(R) are brand names for what kind of resin used in coatings for architectural metal?


True or false: Water-vapor pressure is normally lower than air pressure on a structure.


What type of material is normally used to create a sacrificial anti-graffiti coating?


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


Which of the following generic coating systems is used the most for high-end architectural metal roofing?


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?


Which of the following binder types would normally not be specified as a liquid-applied air barrier?


Which of the following are lead- and chromate-free inhibitive pigments?


A liquid-applied air barrier has what main advantage over a sheet-applied material?


True or false: Anti-graffiti coatings are loosely classified as either permanent or sacrificial.


What organization has developed a test method to determine air leakage of air barrier assemblies?


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require the approval of Underwriters Laboratories.


Which of the following is not classified as an additive in a coating formulation?


What is a prime pigment?


Which of the following pigments is used as an extender for paints?


True or false: On a maple, high performance athletic floor, gloss levels of the coating must be controlled to control slipperiness.


What is the difference between resistance requirements of a vapor barrier and an air barrier?


Commonly specified concrete floor coatings include all but which of the following choices?


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam is sometimes installed as a roof membrane over which an acrylic reflective roof coating is applied.


True or false: The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in terms of hours, indicating how long the coating can adequately protect the substrate in a fire.


True or false: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has a qualification procedure and certification program for painting contractors who apply architectural paints and coatings.


Why are fluorine-based polymers among the best permanent anti-graffiti coatings?


Which of the following is not an oxygenated solvent?


True or false: EIFS (exterior insulating and finishing system) often includes an air barrier, an insulation layer, a reinforced polymer cement basecoat, and a textured finish coat


What is the main reason that thin-film intumescent fire-resistant coatings are preferred in clean-room environments rather than cementitious fireproofing?


Which of the following would not be considered an extender pigment in a coating?


Liquid-applied air barriers are generally superior to self-adhering membranes in what way?


Elastomeric roof coatings can be based on which of the following resin chemistries:


True or false: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.


Which of the coatings below would you recommend for high heat service to 1000° F?


Aluminum, mica, and glass flake are what type of pigments?


Bisphenol A is combined with which of the following to produce epoxy resins?


Methyl methacrylate, used in liquid-applied waterproofing and traffic-marking paints, is the primary raw material in what well-known product?


It is considered important for a concrete floor coating to be "breathable." What does this mean?


True or false: Reflective roof coatings do not have to be white to be effective.


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


Which of the following is an anti-graffiti coating that functions by low "surface-free energy?"


According to ASTM D 6083, how thick should an acrylic reflective roof coating be?


Which of the following pigment classes is normally not used as an extender pigment?


 
 
   

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