ASTM D – 85(). Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Settling of Paint. This standard is a part of ASTM Book of Standards Volume ASTM A/AM Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot- Rolled, Carbon, Commercial, Drawing, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy. Find the most up-to-date version of ASTM D at Engineering

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The values given in parentheses are for information only. A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. This very subjective method of evaluation in conjunction with the variables of Test Method D raises questions as to the usefulness of the results for speci?

ASTM D – 85() – Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Settling of Paint

Hold the spatula perpendicular to and in the center area of the paint at a height whereby the bottom edge of the spatula is level with the top of the can. Coherent portions of cake may be removed on spatula. Precision and Bias 6. Paint can be remixed readily to a homogeneous state. Rating Description of Paint Condition 10 Perfect suspension. Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend. Current edition approved Sept.


Rate the condition of the sample in accordance with 5.

D89 intermediate conditions the appropriate odd number. Users of this standard are expressly advised that determination of the validity of any such patent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, are entirely their own responsibility. Last previous edition D — A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.

Paint can be remixed to a homogeneous state. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.

Spatula drops through cake to bottom of container under its own weight. Standard Test Method f Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM Headquarters.

Originally published as D — 46 T.

ASTM D869 – 85(2015)

Use the spatula to determine the extent and character of portions of the paint that may have separated during storage. This test method is an attempt to evaluate the degree of settling caused by the accelerated Test Method D Prepare a suitable spatula for this purpose by cutting the tip from an ordinary 5-in. ASTM D Difficult to move spatula through cake sidewise and slight edgewise resistance. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Paint that settles excessively is difficult to reincorporate into the paint system causing time delays or valuable pigment being left in the drum. Reincorporate the separate cake by hand stirring with the spatula, adding back the liquid in small amounts until the pigment has been reincorporated to form a homogeneous paint suitable for the intended use or until it is determined that the pigment cake cannot be reincorporated by hand stirring. This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every?

No change from the original condition of the paint. Drop the spatula from that position. Rate astj condition of the specimen in accordance with 5. Close the can tightly and hold undisturbed for shelf aging for 6 months or for such other periods of time agreed upon between the purchaser and the seller.