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Previous Quizzes

Friday, March 16, 2018
When a relatively inflexible coating is applied too thickly, it is likely to manifest what failure type?

Thursday, March 15, 2018
True or false: An exterior masonry wall has a limit to how many times it can be repainted without removal of existing coating layers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
True or false: Building envelope forensic consultants state that transitions from openings in the substrate to the air barrier is the biggest identified point of failure in air barrier systems, according to a recent D+D article.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The ASTM standard for moisture mitigation systems on concrete slabs for use under resilient flooring requires what level of permeance?

Monday, March 12, 2018
True or false: According to a D+D article, a green coating specification should include a requirement for durability.

Friday, March 9, 2018
True or false: Samples of the liquid inside a blister on a coating often contain evidence regarding the cause of the coating failure.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
True or false: After a wood substrate has been painted, there is no danger of damage to the wood substrate from UV exposure where paint has failed and bare wood is exposed.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
True or false: Most coating specialists say that stripe coating the edges of steel substrates is necessary even when edge-retention primers are used.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
True or false: Highly scented oils and spices used in perfumery are sometimes added to paints for odor control.

Monday, March 5, 2018
True or false: The banana oil test is recognized as a quantitative fit test of an air-purifying respirator.

Friday, March 2, 2018
What is another name for a wash primer?

Thursday, March 1, 2018
In coating work, what is another name for wet edge time?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
True or false: When two dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte, the more noble metal will experience galvanic corrosion.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has recently revised the Polished Concrete Aggregate Exposure Chart and the Polished Concrete Appearance Chart. What organization created the original versions of these charts?

Monday, February 26, 2018
What British organization recently launched a green building assessment system in the US?

Friday, February 23, 2018
Which of the following resin systems can be used to create an elastomeric coating?

Thursday, February 22, 2018
What coating component controls corrosion by modifying anode and/or cathode reactions on steel substrates, driving the steel potential into its passive region?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
True or false: Thermoplastic powder can be applied by thermal spray.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
What organization deals with color and color measurement?

Friday, February 16, 2018
True or false: A pencil hardness test is sometimes recommended to evaluate the cure of a coating.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
According to a D+D article, there are now waterborne elastomeric acrylic coatings designed for ponding water applications on roofs.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
True or false: Urethane acrylates are used to create UV-cure waterborne coatings for wood.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
What is the name of the organization that focuses on color and design trends?

Monday, February 12, 2018
True or false: Zinc-rich coatings work extremely well in protecting steel substrates in predominantly wet, highly alkaline exposure environments.

Friday, February 9, 2018
Patti and Dolly are both names, but they also share a coatings-related relationship. What is it?

Thursday, February 8, 2018
True or false: In judging the conformance of abrasive blast cleaning of steel with SSPC standards, such as SSPC-SP 10, the photos in SSPC-VIS 1 depicting levels of cleanliness take precedence over the written descriptions of required levels of cleanliness.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
True or false: Penetrating sealers prevent moisture from entering and exiting concrete substrates.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
True or false: Texas has a test procedure for determining the graffiti-resistance of anti-graffiti coatings.

Monday, February 5, 2018
True or false: Titanium zinc is used as an inhibitive pigment in primers for steel.

Friday, February 2, 2018
True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings and potassium silicate paints both provide sacrificial protection to steel substrates.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
True or false: According to a recent statement in D+D magazine, full-refinement concrete polishing is being challenged by methods that shortcut the process.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
What organization offers the credential of Registered Building Envelope Consultant?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
True or false: Acid etching does not produce a surface profile on concrete.

Monday, January 29, 2018
In coating work, a working mix or operating mix is a mix of what material?

Friday, January 26, 2018
True or false: Burnished polished concrete requires less maintenance than bonded-abrasive polished concrete.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
True or false: Efflorescence at the surface of masonry wall is not readily removable with water.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
In what discipline is the term “maximum refinement” used?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
True or false: Lithium silicate can be used to densify concrete.

Monday, January 22, 2018
True or false: When a concrete floor slab is scarified in preparation for coating, bruising of the surface is not likely.

Friday, January 19, 2018
True or false: In recoating of metal roofs, success can be achieved by using dissimilar materials, such as silicone over epoxy.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
True or false: One way to remove graffiti from a stone wall without damaging the stone is to use high-pressure washing with hot water, according to a D+D “Solve It” answer.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
True or false: Vinyl ester and methyl methacrylate floor coatings are typically used in light-duty exposure service.

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?

Today's Quiz

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
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Keim Mineral Coatings
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural

EMME Controls
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
• Achieve a zone in every room for 1/2 the cost
• Save up to 40% in energy consumption
• Works in any size building
• Can be installed in as little as a few days without remodeling
• Comfort results guaranteed in writing

Garland Company
Architectural Wall Coating Damproofs and Beautifies
Tuff-Coat™ multi-functional coating bridges hairline cracks, hides stains and discoloration, and reduces wall temperature, increasing the wall's life cycle.

PPG Paints
This high-hiding, low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied and delivers the durable product performance professionals require.

Digital Facilities Corporation
Manage the Building Envelope
FM-Pro™ is designed to inventory and manage Building Envelope asset information and is suited for building owners, asset area consultants, and product suppliers.

Dow Coating Materials
Need smooth, durable and appealing coatings?
Dow Corning® 52 Additive improves abrasion resistance & slip in:
• Waterborne paints, inks &
• Wood coatings
• OPVs
• Exterior & interior paints
Samples available.

Shield Industries, Inc
FireGuard® E-84 Intumescent Coating - Shield Industries, Inc
Trust the certified protection of the industry’s most innovative intumescent coating FireGuard® E-84 to provide you with the 1 and 2 hour fire ratings you need.

Atlas Material Testing Technology
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

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