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Previous Quizzes

Monday, September 17, 2018
True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes can be restored by the application of liquid-applied coating systems.

Friday, September 14, 2018
If you need to answer a question about the surface profile requirements for blasted surfaces on a job, what document would you consult?

Thursday, September 13, 2018
True or false: Preservationists always prefer penetrating sealers over coatings on masonry substrates in work to preserve historic structures.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
True or false: Either galvanic or impressed current is used to create cathodic protection of steel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
What type of raw material allows dark-colored paints to achieve Energy Star requirements for solar reflectance?

Monday, September 10, 2018
True or false: The EIFS Industry Member Association (EIMA) collaborated with the National Institute of Building Science to study how EIFS performs in terms of energy and moisture.

Friday, September 7, 2018
What is the common generic chemistry in all polysiloxane coating types?

Thursday, September 6, 2018
True or false: According to a Durability + Design In Depth feature, only silyl-terminated polyethers perform successfully as liquid-applied flashing materials for rough openings and penetrations.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
True or false: Gold, silver, copper and aluminum are all applied as thin leaf for decorative purposes.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
True or false: Mother of pearl is sometimes used as a decorative aggregate in polymer terrazzo floor coatings.

Friday, August 31, 2018
True or false: In a ruling earlier this year, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the lead-liability judgment against a paint company, a gas company and a raw material supplier.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
True or false: SSPC publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
What AAMA specification for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels requires 10 years of successful exposure at a South Florida test site?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
True or false: Under LEED v4, architectural paints and coatings can now help contribute points in three different credit categories: emissions (EQ Credit); product disclosure and material ingredients (MR Credit); and integrated analysis of building materials (Pilot Credit).

Monday, August 27, 2018
True or false: Level 4 drywall finish requires a skim coat of joint compound or similar material to cover the entire drywall surface after multiple layers of joint compound have been applied to taped joints and fasteners.

Friday, August 24, 2018
True or false: The surface preparation standards for the most thorough level of blast cleaning are SSPC-SP 5, NACE No. 3 and ISO Sa 1.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
True or false: According to a recently published Durability + Design article, there are no firmly established standards and test methods to determine the effectiveness of ice-resistant coatings.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
True or false: The EPA recently refused to follow a court order to revise its dust-lead standards.

Monday, August 20, 2018
In what country was a project to build five 3D-printed houses recently announced?

Friday, August 17, 2018
True or false: Eddy current gages are used to measure dry film thickness of coatings on concrete.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council’s SRI measurements, which combine solar reflectance and thermal emittance into one value, are usually between 0 and 100, with particularly cool materials exceeding 100.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
True or false: The term “industrial coatings” refers to high-performance coatings applied in the field to resist moderate to heavy industrial atmospheres.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
True or false: SSPC’s written surface preparation standards describing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the photographs of cleaned steel shown in SSPC-VIS 1.

Monday, August 13, 2018
What is the name of a tin-zinc alloy used as a coating?

Friday, August 10, 2018
True or false: ASTM has a standard for polysiloxane topcoats for use over spray polyurethane foam roofing.

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Which method of blasting produces the least blast debris, presuming the same substrate in the same condition is being cleaned by each method?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
What organization provides visual profile standards for concrete?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
True or false: When brush-off abrasive blast cleaning is used to prepare architectural aluminum for recoating, the blast pressure should be the same as the pressure used for brush-off blast cleaning of carbon steel.

Monday, August 6, 2018
True or false: Epoxies are sometimes hybridized with silicones to achieve both anti-corrosive properties and UV resistance.

Friday, August 3, 2018
True or false: Shotcrete can be used to create an intumescent coating over steel in building interiors.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Mineral paints with inorganic potassium silicate binders are recommended mainly for what substrate type?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test for measuring moisture in concrete slabs is a quantitative rather than a qualitative test.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
True or false: Aromatic isocyanates contribute to strong UV resistance in polyurethane coatings.

Monday, July 30, 2018
What is another term for Venetian mosaic?

Friday, July 27, 2018
Among the surface preparation methods below, which makes the most sense for removing coatings from brick while minimizing substrate damage and airborne dust?

Thursday, July 26, 2018
What is the common name for the coating “defect in which the wet film recedes from localized areas of the substrate (usually caused by insufficient wetting) leaving those areas uncoated”?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
True or False: A two-component epoxy is a thermoplastic coating.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
True or false: A higher percentage of women than of men perceive color correctly.

Monday, July 23, 2018
True or false: A study reported in Durability + Design determined that coating chemistry has a significant effect on the solar reflectance level of reflective roof coatings over time.

Friday, July 20, 2018
True or false: Aliphatic polyurea coatings achieve good color and gloss retention in UV exposure but their elastomeric properties degrade quickly in UV exposure.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Which of the following statements about moisture-cured urethanes is true?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
What organization provides research grants to fund projects that will advance the future of architectural design and practice?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
True or false: Walnut shells are used in some non-slip, textured coatings.

Monday, July 16, 2018
According to a Durability + Design article, most exterior wood repair products are based on what coating technology?

Friday, July 13, 2018
White corrosion products are typically found on what type of substrate?

Thursday, July 12, 2018
True or false: In coating inspection work, a holiday detection test is carried out with a black light.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
True or false: Tests determined that the cladding panels—aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core—were the only possible cause of the rapid flame spread during the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Crack-bridging is normally associated with what type of coating?

Monday, July 9, 2018
True or false: Only abrasive blast-cleaning standards from SSPC require a surface profile on steel.

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