ASTM International - ASTM D7377-08
Standard Practice for Evaluating the Water Wash-Off Resistance of Traffic Paints
|Publication Date:||1 February 2008|
|ICS Code (Road equipment and installations):||93.080.30|
significance And Use:
After waterborne traffic paints are applied to a road pavement, it is important that they be sufficiently coalesced or cured so they will not be removed by rain. This practice can be used to... View More
After waterborne traffic paints are applied to a road pavement, it is important that they be sufficiently coalesced or cured so they will not be removed by rain. This practice can be used to determine the relative performance of binders and other components within traffic paint for their effect on the water-wash off resistance of the coating. Some key elements of the coating that may affect water-wash-off performance are the quality and type of latex binder, the dry time of the coating (often conducted by Test Method D 711), pigment volume concentration (PVC), and the relative water sensitivity of additives (for example, pigment dispersants, surfactants) in the coating.View Less
1.1 A newly applied traffic paint film may be exposed to rain of varying intensities shortly after application. This practice was designed to determine the relative water wash-off resistance of an applied traffic paint film under controlled conditions. This test can be used to compare conventional and fast-dry traffic paints and the binders used in them for their relative ability to withstand rain soon after application on roadway surfaces.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.