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ASTM D3450

Introducing ASTM D3450 - Industrial Physics

ASTM D3450 is a global ASTM standard scrub test method for measuring the washability properties of interior architectural coatings. 

Over time, interior architectural paints become discolored by dirt and other soilant materials. This ASTM washability testing method shows you how easy and how effectively you can remove a specific soilant from the dried film of an interior coating by scrubbing.  

Coatings that can be scrubbed clean with the least film erosion last longer. So a washability test is a useful step to take before investing in interior architectural coatings. 

We’ll give you cleaner washability testing 

Semi-gloss washability testing normally only needs the non-abrasive type cleaner for good results, whereas flat paints may require an abrasive alternative. Both are acceptable options with the ASTM D3450 test method. 

Just two more things to point out: the results you get from ASTM D3450 scrub testing don’t necessarily correlate with all types of soilants; plus ASTM D3450 is limited to coatings having a CIE-Y reflectance of 60% or more, as measured in accordance with ASTM E1347. 

ASTM D3450 testing equipment  

So, how can Industrial Physics improve your ASTM D3450 testing?  

TQC Sheen scrub abrasion and washability tester 

The TQC Sheen scrub abrasion and washability tester is used to inspect the resistance of paint, varnish or coatings to scratching, wearing, and color loss due to wet or dry abrasion. It achieves this with a scrub test that simulates everyday wear from cleaning actions or general use.  

Our scrub abrasion and washability testers are suitable for a wide range of scrub, abrasion and washability tests to ASTM standards including ASTM D3450. This accurate and easy to use modular system can significantly reduce laboratory costs. 

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Don’t let any scrub test shortcomings come out in the wash! Get in touch today for the best in ASTM D3450 test and inspection solutions.

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