Tuesday, June 18, 2013
True or False? Aesthetic repairs to concrete, in which the repair materials match the appearance of the original concrete, are possible only with the use of coatings.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Why must a cartridge mask respirator be fit-tested?
Friday, June 14, 2013
True or False? Marmorino, a veneer decorative plaster, was recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms in an article on specifying decorative finishes.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Reference photographs for surface preparation of steel by waterjetting are found in what document?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
True or False? Chloride salts are hygroscopic.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
What is the function of fireproofing materials such as intumescent or cementitious coatings on structural steel in buildings?
Monday, June 10, 2013
What organization has a Wall Coating Validation Program “to provide specifiers and end users of wall coating products an unbiased method to judge whether wall coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer’s published data sheet for that particular product?”
Friday, June 7, 2013
True or false? Gold is used as an antimicrobial agent in some coatings.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
ASTM Committee D01.42 deals with what kind of subject matter?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Commercial Properties Coalition recently responded to the EPA about what proposed rule?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
In a marketing study, what attribute of decorative concrete did contractors rate as the most valuable?
Monday, June 3, 2013
Why is a polysiloxane classified as a hybrid coating?
Friday, May 31, 2013
What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
True or false: Aliphatic polyurethanes exhibit gloss and color retention better than aromatic polyurethanes.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
What is another name for the induction time required after mixing and before a two-component coating can be applied?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
According to ASTM D6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?
Friday, May 24, 2013
A 15-month study of wall assemblies for insulation and moisture resistance conducted in Charleston, SC, by the U.S. Department of Energy found which type to perform the best?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
In a D+D News story about research at North Dakota State University on bio-based materials for coating resins, which of the following materials is not listed as a source of resin development?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
True or false? Under certain conditions, weathering steel may require painting to protect it from corrosion.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
What is mica?
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hydrocarbon wax is used in what type of anti-graffiti coating?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Leafing and non-leafing refer to what type of material?
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Decorative Concrete Council is a unit of what larger association?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Anatase and rutile are types of what paint component?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.
Monday, May 13, 2013
True or False: The General Services Administration (GSA) recently decided to endorse Green Globes: The Green Building Initiative as the green building standard for federal buildings.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Can you rank the world's top three paint and coating companies in the correct order by size?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
True or False: America’s building sector accounts for a larger percentage of U.S. energy consumption than the transportation and industry sectors.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary (originally published by the FSCT, now part of the American Coatings Association), "Venetian mosaic" is a synonym for what?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
True or false: Lithium silicate can be used to densify concrete.
Monday, May 6, 2013
In coating work, “boxing” refers to something other than a pugilistic sport. What is it?
Friday, May 3, 2013
Which of the following dry film thickness gages is destructive?
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In 2012, what organization issued the document, “Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum?”
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Why would integral coloring of concrete during mixing be preferable to use of dyes and stains on polished concrete substrates?
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
True or False: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.
Monday, April 29, 2013
True or false: In the International Building Code, air and vapor barriers are not required to pass NFPA 285 fire test of wall assemblies containing combustible materials.
Friday, April 26, 2013
What is another name for “white rust?”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
True or False: Exempt solvents are highly photochemically reactive.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
True or False: Sponge blasting employs particles of sponge as abrasive.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
How many levels of drywall finish are described in GA 214-10?
Monday, April 22, 2013
True or false: The creation of terrazzo first requires the application of a covering over a floor slab, while diamond-polished concrete begins with the slab itself.
Friday, April 19, 2013
A stationary centrifugal wheel blast machine is normally used to clean what kind of substrate?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
True or false: The World Green Building Council has a network of national green building council members.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
True or false: SSPC visual standards showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC’s written surface preparation standards.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What organization offers training and certification in architectural coatings at the levels of technologist, specialist, and inspector?
Friday, April 12, 2013
What is the literal translation of the decorative painting term “trompe l’oeil?”
Thursday, April 11, 2013
True or false: Aliphatic polyurethanes tend to retain color and gloss better than aromatic polyurethanes.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In the United States, there are 26 chapters of this organization, founded in 2004. What is its abbreviation?
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
What organization conducted a study to determine, in part, if aluminum test panels were suitable substrate types for field evaluations of reflective roof coatings?