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ASTM D4261

2005 Edition, December 1, 2005

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Standard Practice for Surface Cleaning Concrete Masonry Units for Coating

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2018

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2005 Edition, December 1, 2005
  • Published Date: January 2018
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 2
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This practice covers surface cleaning of concrete masonry units to remove dust, dirt, mortar spatter, oil, and grease prior to the application of coatings. Procedures include vacuum cleaning, air-blast cleaning, water cleaning, detergent water wash, steam cleaning, and mechanical cleaning. 

This practice may alter the surface profile of the concrete but is primarily intended to clean the surface. 

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 5. 

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.