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Monday, November 12, 2018
True or false: In anti-corrosion barrier coatings, the chemical nature of the binder and the thickness of the coating typically provide the greatest functional contributions, according to a Durability + Design blog.

Friday, November 9, 2018
True or false: Novalac epoxy resins are sometimes used in formulations to create epoxy coatings for application to green concrete.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
True or false: Citric acid is not strong enough to etch concrete before painting.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
What was the topic of a coating conference held in Antwerp, Belgium, in June this year?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
True or false: You fingerprint a coating to determine its resistance to staining.

Monday, November 5, 2018
True or false: A dolly is used to test the cure of elastomeric coatings on concrete.

Friday, November 2, 2018
True or false: Some instruments used to detect moisture levels in concrete employ electrical impedance technology.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
True or false: According to a Durability + Design article, achieving adequate film thickness is the single biggest problem with performance of paint on single-wythe CMU.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
What is another name for the coating failure term “bleeding"?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
True or false: A recent Durability + Design poll found that 90 percent of respondents said the painting industry is properly educated on the potential of hearing loss caused by solvent exposure, as described by OSHA.

Monday, October 29, 2018
True or false: Spray polyurethane foam roofing can be successfully applied in inclement weather.

Friday, October 26, 2018
What paint application method produces the most overspray?

Thursday, October 25, 2018
True or false: Silicone, liquid-applied air barriers—particularly those that are water-based—offer primerless adhesion to most construction substrates, says a Durability + Design article.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
True or false: Additives based on hydrated lime are sometimes used in anti-bacterial coatings.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
What is the name given to the zinc ammonium chloride solution that cleans and deposits a protective layer on steel before it is immersed in molten zinc to achieve galvanizing?

Monday, October 22, 2018
True or false: Aluminum metal is sometimes applied as thin leaf for decorative purposes.

Friday, October 19, 2018
True or false: ASTM is the sole representative of the United States to the International Organization for Standardization.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
True or false: In spray-applying zinc-rich paints, the zinc dust particles will not separate from the binder once they have been mixed together thoroughly.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
True or false: Forest Products Laboratories validates the results of performance tests published by manufacturers of deck coatings.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
True or false: The American Concrete Institute publishes a guide for selecting concrete repair materials.

Monday, October 15, 2018
True or false: When the relative humidity is high, curing times for waterborne coatings will be shorter than what is stated as normal on the application data sheet.

Friday, October 12, 2018
What organization publishes The Applicator?

Thursday, October 11, 2018
True or false: Continuity testing of non-conductive coatings applied to a steel substrate is carried out with an eddy current gage.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
True or false: Zinc-rich coatings do not work well in protecting steel substrates in predominantly wet, highly alkaline exposure environments.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
True or false: Titanium dioxide pigment is manufactured by either the American or the French process.

Monday, October 8, 2018
True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test for measuring moisture in concrete slabs is a quantitative rather than a qualitative test.

Friday, October 5, 2018
With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?

Thursday, October 4, 2018
True or false: Marmorino, a veneer decorative plaster, is not recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
What organization published a white paper to help all architects understand the need for materials transparency?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in what CSP range, according to a recent Durability + Design In Depth article?

Monday, October 1, 2018
According to an industry study reported in Durability + Design, in what time frame does the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occur?

Friday, September 28, 2018
True or false: The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
True or false: Performance specifications for coatings applied to curtain wall aluminum are published by the Aluminum Association.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Which of the following objects can be used to check the soundness of concrete before the application of a thick-film coating?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
True or false: Venturi blast nozzles create a narrower blast pattern than straight bore nozzles.

Monday, September 24, 2018
True or false: HAPS and VOCS are synonymous.

Friday, September 21, 2018
What government agency mandated in May this year that solar panels be installed on most new homes?

Thursday, September 20, 2018
True or false: Non-sparking tools can produce sparks.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
What organization describes itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants”?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Which of the following types of qualification procedures is not offered by SSPC?

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.


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