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Main Title Characterization of painted surfaces in the United States from the perspective of potential damage from acidic deposition /
Author Lipfert, F. W.
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-814375; EPA/600/3-89/040
Stock Number PB89-181226
Subjects Paint--Effect of air pollution on ; Acid deposition--United States
Additional Subjects Paints ; United States ; Sulfuric acid ; Air pollution ; Residential buildings ; Weathering ; Surface properties ; Damage ; Deposition ; Cost analysis ; Alkyd resins ; Latex ; Wood ; Chalking ; Calcium carbonates ; Drying oils ; Peeling ; Graphs(Charts) ; Tables(Data) ; Acid rain
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-181226 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Data on the types and applications of exterior paints used in the United States are reviewed from the perspective of potential damage by air pollution or acidic deposition. Although both new construction and maintenance painting are economically important, the more difficult conditions involved in painting over existing finishes make this an important class for research. The most important mode of paint failure appears to be peeling, which in its various manifestations accounts for about half of residential paint problems. Such problems often occur within two to three years after painting. Although chalking and erosion have been observed, their roles in decisions to repaint are less apparent. Paints containing acid-sensitive components may be found in today's retail market at all price ranges, especially oil-based glossy paints. The report recommends that selections of coatings and substrates for acid deposition research should include both those combinations that are widely used (latex over wood and over previous paint) and that are sensitive to acid deposition (paints containing CaCO3; alkyd over steel).
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "April 1989." "EPA/600/3-89/040." Microfiche.