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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
True or false: A National Institute of Standards and Technology study of roofing performance following Hurricane Katrina found buildings with spray foam roofs performed rather poorly.

Monday, January 15, 2018
How do you list these SSPC blast cleaning standards in order of the degree of rigor, from most to least rigorous?

Friday, January 12, 2018
True or false: According to a D+D article, you can drive on a polyurea-coated floor or use a coated product within 12 hours of application.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
True or false: Level 6 gypsum board finish requires a thin skim coat of joint compound (or a material manufactured especially for this purpose) over the entire surface of the board.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
True or false: Exposed structural steel in San Diego and Los Angeles airport construction projects completed in 2013 was coated with zinc-rich/epoxy/fluoropolymer coating systems.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
A chain, a golf ball and a hammer can all be used to check for what condition, according to the “Solve It” forum in Durability + Design News?

Monday, January 8, 2018
The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in what terms?

Friday, January 5, 2018
What kind of plaster contains lime and marble dust?

Thursday, January 4, 2018
True or false: According to a recent D+D article, seamless terrazzo floors, when treated using the recommended simple cleaning and maintenance routine, can last in excess of 30 years.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure dry film coating thickness only on cementitious substrates.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
True or false: Extensive testing shows that the dynamic coefficient of friction of polished concrete floors exceeds requirements, even at very high gloss levels, according to a polishing industry trade group.

Friday, December 22, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings.

Thursday, December 21, 2017
True or false: According to a recent D+D article, unopened, cool-roof coatings containing silicone remain viable for only around two years.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
True or false: Coatings applied over spray foam roofing provide a waterproofing membrane to prevent it from absorbing water.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
What is one potential weakness of polyurea-based elastomeric roof coatings?

Monday, December 18, 2017
The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called what?

Friday, December 15, 2017
What pigment is made by both a French process and an American process?

Thursday, December 14, 2017
True or false: OSHA requires every supplied-air respirator user to understand the hazards the respirator protects him or her from, but it does not require the user to understand how to maintain the respirator.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
What organization says it “is charged with encouraging optimum energy use of buildings through a better understanding of how overall, complex building components interact with each other and with the environment.”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
True or false: Because dyes do not react chemically with concrete, they are true to their color charts.

Monday, December 11, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining moisture content of EIFS and stucco, among other substrate types.

Friday, December 8, 2017
True or false: Solvent cleaning of steel is recommended to be used after other surface preparation methods such as abrasive blast cleaning.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable and therefore dangerous to health?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
What term is used to describe the migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
For high-heat applications (above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit), organic zinc-rich coatings work best.

Monday, December 4, 2017
What is the name of the analytical method that compares the composition of a particular batch of coating against a known standard for that coating?

Friday, December 1, 2017
True or false: Zinc coatings are sometimes applied to structural concrete to provide galvanic protection to the rebar.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
True or false: In certain environments, inorganic zinc-rich coatings can perform effectively without a topcoat.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
What name is given to the faux painting effect created by using glazes and brushes to create a look like textured fabric?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
True or false: There are now clear distinctions between “waterproof” and “water-resistant,” according to a recent D+D article.

Monday, November 27, 2017
True or false: Double rubs with fine steel wool are used in a test method to determine the cure of coatings.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
True or false: Water-borne coatings can have significant VOC levels.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
True or false: Type X Gypsum Board is fire-rated.

Monday, November 20, 2017
True or false: Marmorino, a veneer decorative plaster, is not recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms.

Friday, November 17, 2017
True or false: The knife test used to determine the adhesion of coatings can be performed only in the laboratory.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
True or false: Conventional air spray application of coatings causes more overspray than airless spray.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
True or false: White rust develops on all non-ferrous metals.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
True or false: The slip-resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by the gloss level of the finish material.

Monday, November 13, 2017
True or false: Some dissimilar materials combine especially well in a metal roof coating system, such as silicone over epoxy, according to a D+D article.

Friday, November 10, 2017
True or false: A recent D+D article asserts that, generally speaking, once lead paint has been removed from residential houses, the EPA allows for the waste to be handled as household waste.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
True or false: According to a D+D article, the industry’s rule of thumb is that it takes one month per inch of a concrete slab’s thickness before non-breathable flooring can be applied.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
True or false: The threat of mud cracking in highly pigmented paints applied at high film builds is likely to be diminished in coating films that employ platey pigments.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
What organization worked with the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association to create a Product Category Rule for roof coatings?

Monday, November 6, 2017
True or false: According to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association in speaking about its performance specification for liquid-applied flashing, heat exposure is perhaps the most meaningful test in the specification.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?

Thursday, November 2, 2017
True or false: A D+D blogger points out that a building’s structural steel will begin to lose strength in a fire when it is heated to just over 570 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
True or false: Moisture meters based on electrical impedance testing indicate the presence of moisture only on the surface of CMU walls.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
True or false: Suppliers of manufactured stone veneer are represented by the National Concrete Masonry Association.

Monday, October 30, 2017
True or false: Titanium zinc is sometimes used as a cladding material on buildings.

Friday, October 27, 2017
True or false: Uralkyds are two-component materials.


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