SSPC PAINT COM
Commentary on Paint Specifications
|Publication Date:||1 November 2004|
Since 1955, the SSPC has issued specifi cations for coatings that have performed well in actual use on steel structures. When these paint specifi cations are used in conjunction with the SSPC standards for surface preparation, paint application, and thickness measurement, they provide complete paint systems for most steel structures and environments. Tables 1 and 2 summarize the SSPC paint specifi cations. Each paint specifi cation contains a scope and a description of the paint. The composition specifi cations also contain directions for use. Performance specifi cations provide wide latitude on composition but require minimum performance levels that the coating must meet.