Bituminous paint

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An architectural mixture composed of bitumen, usually diluted with mineral spirits. Bituminous paint is used as an exterior coating, sealant and waterproofing agent on concrete, asphalt, metal, wood, and pipes. It improves weather resistance.

Synonyms and Related Terms

peinture bitumineuse (Fr.); tinta betuminosa (Port.); bituminous coating

Hazards and Safety

May release volatile acids and sulfur compounds.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 569
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002

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