Architectural coating

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A paint or varnish designed for use on the interior and exterior of buildings. Architectural coatings are used for protection and decoration on residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Under normal weathering and use, the lifetime of an architectural coating is expected to be 5-20 years.

Resources and Citations

  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • Matte Paint: Its history and technology, analysis, properties and conservation treatment, Eric Hansen, Sue Walston, Mitchell Bishop (ed.), J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, Vol. 30 of AATA, 1993