Standards and Guidelines on White (or Colored) Vinyl Paint
PAINT SPECIFICATION NO. 9 – White (or Colored) Vinyl Paint
1.1 This speciﬁcation covers a ready mixed white vinyl chloride-acetate copolymer paint intended for use as a primer over blast cleaned steel or over vinyl butyral wash primer (SSPC Paint 271). It may also be used as an intermediate or ﬁnish coat over vinyl chloride-acetate copolymer paint.
1.2 This paint is suitable for exposures in Environmental Zones 2C (fresh water immersion), 2D (salt water immersion), 3A (chemical, acidic), and 3B (chemical, neutral), and is intended primarily to be used in a system applied to blast cleaned (SSPC-SP 10) or pickled (SSPC-SP8) steel. When used for salt water immersion, a wash primer is recommended. Because of the possibility of lifting of the undercoats, this paint is not intended to be used over types of paints which have poor solvent resistance. This paint is intended primarily for application by conventional air spray and is to be applied in accordance with SSPC-PA 1, “Shop, Field, and Maintenance Painting of Steel.”
1.3 This paint allows for a choice of colors.
2.1 Vinyl paint consists of titanium dioxide pigment and vinyl resins in solution suitably plasticized to make a durable, elastic paint ﬁlm. This paint includes both a carboxyl-containing polymer for good adhesion to steel and a hydroxyl-containing polymer for good adhesion to wash primers. It is supplied, unless speciﬁed otherwise, as a white paint. Details of the composition are given in Table 1.
2.2 This paint contains approximately 17% by volume of nonvolatile ﬁlm-forming solids (pigment and binder). The theoretical spreading rate for a 1.0 mil (25 micrometers) dry ﬁlm thickness is 275 square feet/U.S. gallon (6.7 square meters/liter). Actual spreading rates can be signiﬁcantly lower.
3. Referenced Standards
3.1 The latest issue, revision, or amendment of the referenced standards in effect on the date of invitation to bid shall govern, unless otherwise speciﬁed.
3.2 If there is a conﬂict between the requirements of any of the cited referenced standards and this speciﬁcation, the requirements of this speciﬁcation shall prevail.
3.3 SSPC STANDARDS AND JOINT STANDARDS:
Guide for the Identiﬁcation and Use of Industrial Coating Material in Computerized Product Databases
Shop, Field, and Maintenance Painting of Steel
Basic Zinc Chromate — Vinyl Butyral Wash Primer
SP 10/NACE No. 2
Near-White Blast Cleaning
3.4 ASTM INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS:
D 185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments, Pastes, and Paints
D 362 (Withdrawn) Speciﬁcation for Industrial Grade Toluene
D 476 Classiﬁcation for Dry Pigmentary Titanium Dioxide Products
D 562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuing Krebs Units (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer -type Viscometer
D 1153 Speciﬁcation for Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
D 1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments
D 1210 Test Methods for Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegman-type Gage
D 1243 Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Vinyl Chloride Polymers
D 1296 Test Method for Odor of Volatile Solvents and Diluents
D 1475 Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D 1640 Test Methods for Drying, Curing,or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature
D 2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings
D 3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings
This paint contains chromate pigments. Users are urged to follow all health, safety, and environmental requirements in applying, handling, and disposing of these materials.
3.6 FEDERAL STANDARDS:
DoD-P-153281 Primer (Wash) Pretreatment
FED-STD-141 Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Materials: Methods of Inspection, Sampling and Testing
Method 3011 Condition in Container
Method 4021 (Canceled) Pigment Content (Ordinary Centrifuge)
Method 4053 Nonvolatile Vehicle Content
Method 4061 Drying Time
Method 4092 (Canceled) Coarse Particles and Skins in Synthetic Vehicle Enamels, Lacquers and Dopes (Use ASTM D 185)
Method 4203 Reducibility and Dilution Stability
Method 4331 Spraying Properties
Method 4541 (Canceled) Working Properties and Appearance of Dried Film
3.7 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI) STANDARD:
Z129.1 Hazardous Industrial Chemicals — Precautionary Labeling
4.1 Ingredients and proportions shall be as speciﬁed in Table 1.
4.2 The paint based on the speciﬁed ingredients shall be uniform, stable in storage, and free from grit and coarse particles. Beneﬁcial additives such as anti-skinning agents, suspending agents, or wetting aids may be added.
4.3 The paint shall conform to the composition (analysis) requirements of Table 2.
5.1 The paint shall meet the requirements of Table 3 and Sections 5.2 through 5.7.
5.2 ODOR: Shall be normal for the materials permitted (ASTM D 1296).
5.3 COLOR: The color shall be white unless otherwise speciﬁed in the procurement documents.
5.4 COMPATIBILITY: There shall be no evidence of incompatibility of any of the ingredients of the paint when two volumes of the paint are slowly mixed with one volume of thinner consisting of 85% toluene and 15% methyl isobutyl ketone by volume (FED-STD-141, Method 4203).
5.5 ADHESION: The paint under test shall show good adhesion when tested as follows: apply one coat (1.0 mils, 25 micrometers dry ﬁlm thickness) of the mixed paint to a clean steel panel free of rust or scale, and also to a similar panel pretreated with wash primer DoD-P-15328, “Primer (Wash) Pretreatment,” or SSPC-Paint 27, “Basic Zinc Chromate—Vinyl Butyral Wash Primer” (0.5 mils, 12.5 micrometers dry ﬁlm thickness). After a 24-hour dry, the ﬁlm under test on each panel shall be subjected to a knife test to determine whether the paint exhibits good adhesion to the undercoats and to the steel.
5.6 WORKING PROPERTIES: The paint shall be easily applied when tested in accordance with FED-STD-141, Methods 4331 and 4541. The paint shall show no streaking, running, or sagging after drying.
5.7 CONDITION IN CONTAINER: The paint shall show no thickening, curdling, gelling, or hard caking when tested as speciﬁed in FED-STD-141, Method 3011, after storage for six months from date of delivery, in a full, tightly covered container, at a temperature of 50-110°F (10-43°C).
6.1 Refer to ANSI Z129.1, “Hazardous Industrial Chemicals—Precautionary Labeling”. Other guidelines can be found in the National Paint and Coating Association (NPCA) “Paint Industry Labeling Guide.”
6.3 MARKING OF CONTAINERS: Each container shall be legible marked with the following information:
Name: White (or Colored) Vinyl Paint
Speciﬁcation: SSPC-Paint 9
Color: White (if tinted, state color)
Date of Manufacture:
Quantity of Paint in Container:
Information and Warnings as may be required by
Federal and State Laws:
Manufacturer’s Name and Address:
6.3 DIRECTIONS FOR USE: The following directions for use shall be supplied with each container of paint:
Directions for Use of White (or Colored) Vinyl Paint
This paint is intended for use as a primer over blast cleaned steel or over vinyl butyral wash primer (SSPC-Paint 27.) It may also be used as an intermediate or ﬁnish coat over vinyl chloride-acetate copolymer paint. Mix thoroughly before use.
The vinyl paint shall be thinned as necessary with solvent containing not more than 85% toluene and 15% methyl isobutyl ketone or methyl ethyl ketone. The amount of thinning will depend upon application methods and conditions, and may be as high as 25% to 33% by volume of paint.
When required, vinyl paint may be tinted to a contrasting color by the addition of a stable tinting pigment dispersed in a vinyl chloride-acetate copolymer resin solution. Apply by conventional air spray. Brushing may be used in small areas. The surface to be painted shall be dry and above 35°F (2°C), not less than 5°F (3°C) above the dew point. Do not paint outdoors in rainy weather. Apply so as to obtain a minimum dry ﬁlm thickness of 1.0 mils (25 micrometers).
A wet ﬁlm of paint shall be deposited on the surface when spraying; the spray gun should be adjusted so that proper atomization is obtained such that dry paint (similar to overspray) is not deposited on the surface. The nozzle should be held about six inches from the surface during application.
If vinyl paint application is to be made by brush, apply with a brush heavily loaded with paint; apply quickly and smoothly. Avoid excessive brushing and do not go back over the surface until thoroughly dry.
At temperatures between 60 and 80°F (16 and 27°C), dry at least one hour between coats and 72 hours before immersion. Varying atmospheric conditions and degrees of ventilation in conﬁned spaces may allow shorter or require longer drying times.
7.1 All materials (coatings) supplied under this speciﬁcation are subject to timely inspection by the purchaser or his authorized representative. The purchaser shall have the right to reject any materials supplied which are found to be defective under this speciﬁcation. (See Note 9.1.) In case of dispute, unless otherwise speciﬁed, the arbitration or settlement procedure established in the procurement documents shall be followed. If no arbitration procedure is established, then a procedure mutually agreeable to the purchaser and material supplier shall be used.
7.2 Samples of paints may be requested by the purchaser and shall be supplied upon request along with the manufacturer’s name and identiﬁcation for the materials. Samples may be requested at the time the purchase order is placed or may be taken from unopened containers at the job site.
7.3 Unless otherwise speciﬁed, the sampling shall be in accordance with ASTM D 3925.
8.1 While every precaution is taken to ensure that all information furnished in SSPC standards and speciﬁcations is as accurate, complete, and useful as possible, SSPC cannot assume responsibility nor incur any obligation resulting from the use of any materials, coatings, or methods speciﬁed herein, or of the speciﬁcation or standard itself.
8.2 Vinyl paint speciﬁcation does not attempt to address problems concerning safety associated with its use. The user of this speciﬁcation, as well as the user of all products or practices described herein, is responsible for instituting appropriate health and safety practices and for ensuring compliance with all governmental regulations.
Notes are not requirements of this speciﬁcation.
9.1 The procurement documents should establish the responsibility for samples, testing, and any required afﬁdavit certifying full compliance with the speciﬁcation.
9.2 ASTM and Federal Standard Test Methods listed as “canceled” or “withdrawn” are no longer maintained, but still available as historical documents.
Paint Specification No. 9 – White (or Colored) Vinyl Paint