ASTM-C756 Standard Test Method for Cleanability of Surface Finishes

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Standard Test Method for Cleanability of Surface Finishes



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1.1 This test method covers the numerical evaluation of the ease or difficulty of cleaning soiled surface finishes. This test method is applicable to all surface finishes not affected by water.

1.2 Values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Inch-pound units are provided for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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.

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method was developed to guide the user in selecting a finish coating or material that is resistant to soiling in a particular application.

4.2 The numerical values derived by this test method enables the user to rank finish coatings and materials in regard to soil retention or ease of soil removal.


ICS Number Code 25.220.20 (Surface treatment)

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02.05 (Metallic and Inorganic Coatings; Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products)

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25.220.20 (Surface treatment Including anodization, conversion coating, thermal spraying, etc.)

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1987 R16 EDITION



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Publication Date

Nov. 15, 2016

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

8 pages

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